New App on COVID – 19 introduced to President

New App on COVID – 19 introduced to President

New App on COVID – 19 introduced to President

Written by Zulfick Farzan

30 Oct, 2020 | 12:48 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The Western Province Health Services Office introduced a new application designed for the benefit of those who are in the medical sector and combatting COVID – 19 operations, to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday.

The new app will be instrumental in providing a wealth of vital data, including information on COVID infected, their close associates, quarantine, PCR testing services, observations, decision making, and areas closest to the infected.

The app was introduced by a team led by Western Province Health Services Director Dhammika’ Jayalath during the meeting of the Task Force on COVID – 19 prevention chaired by the President which meets at the Presidential Secretariat on a daily basis.

The President had pointed out the new application should be further improved so as to make information on the latest developments always available.

There are 350 Medical Officers Health divisions throughout the country.

COVID infected persons have been identified in 28 out of these divisions.

Members of the Task Force said maximum possible measures have been taken to prevent the spread of the pathogen to other areas.

A total of 41,000 people, including first and second associates, have been quarantined to prevent the virus from spreading.

President Rajapaksa emphasized the need of conducting random PCR tests covering every part of the country.

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