Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
24 Apr, 2021 | 2:10 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): The risk of COVID-19 in the Western Province continues to rise drastically, while the situation with regard to COVID-19 in the North-Western province is also developing to a high-risk level, the Public Health Inspectors’ Union of Sri Lanka (PHIs) warned on Saturday (Apr. 24).
“According to experts, the virus has now become airborne. Therefore, the COVID-19 situation in the country is very critical. Undetected COVID-19 patients are roaming the streets in various areas,” Upul Rohana, President of the Public Health Inspectors’ Union told News 1st.
He further stressed that there is a high-risk of COVID-19 spreading during this long weekend.
“Since NO restrictions on movement or any lockdown measures have been imposed, the possibility of preventing the risk of further spread of the virus is entirely (100%) on the people,” President of the PHI Union, Upul Rohana reiterated.
According to Upul Rohana, among the patients confirmed at present, a majority are young individuals.
Whilst emphasizing that such a critical situation was NOT observed during the 1st and 2nd waves of the outbreak in Sri Lanka, the PHI Union Chief pointed out that at present, the virus is spreading to around five to six contacts through one infected individual.
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