(VIDEO) Govt’s plan is to eliminate COVID from the country; Prof. G. L. Peiris

(VIDEO) Govt’s plan is to eliminate COVID from the country; Prof. G. L. Peiris

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 May, 2021 | 6:14 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Sri Lankan Government believes the COVID-19 numbers reported in their thousands daily could drop to the hundreds in the future.

“We hope to eliminate COVID-19 from Sri Lanka thereafter,” said Education Minister Professor G. L. Peiris on Monday (17).

However, Ravi Kumudesh, the President of the Medical Laboratory Scientists’ Association alleged the government is reducing the number of PCR tests, adding laboratories also receive a lesser number of samples for PCR testing.

Responding to these allegations, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Director-General of Public Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said the country has doubled its PCR tests, adding there is a need to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases as well.

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