Ambulances directed to residences of COVID-19 cases to be moved for treatment

Ambulances directed to residences of COVID-19 cases to be moved for treatment

Ambulances directed to residences of COVID-19 cases to be moved for treatment

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Oct, 2020 | 10:29 am

Colombo (News 1st);  The Health Ministry said measures have been taken to direct ambulances to the residences of people who tested positive for COVID-19 within the Gampaha District.

Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said reports suggest certain individuals have refused to be moved to treatment facilities.

The Health Minister requested the general public, especially those who contracted the virus, to cooperate the use the ambulances to be transported to the treatment facilities considering the security and well being of all Sri Lankans.

The Health Minister said it is an offence as per the provisions of the Quarantine & Prevention of Diseases Ordinance for failing to comply and move to a quarantine facility.

Sri Lanka Police warned that strict legal action will be taken against individuals who harbour COVID-19 suspects.

DIG Ajith Rohana, who heads the police legal range warned against hiding, harbouring, or assisting to harbour any COVID-19 patient or suspected cases.

He emphasised that legal action would be taken against individuals who commit these offences.

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