Written by Staff Writer
20 May, 2021 | 8:22 pm
COLOMBO (News1st): A scientific approach to combat COVID-19 which involves a two-week countrywide lockdown has been published by medical experts.
The scientific strategy to combat COVID-19 in the country has been formulated by Professor Malik Peiris attached to the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong and Prof. Kamani Mendis, a former malaria expert at the World Health Organization.
The strategy had been devised following discussions with several epidemiology and disease control experts.
The strategy published recently cautions that the current strain of the virus is spreading faster than previous waves of COVID-19 infections.
The experts highlight the importance of a scientific approach in dealing with the pandemic as a strain of the COVID-19 virus detected in Indonesia has been identified in Sri Lanka as well.
The document points out that the capacity of the health system to manage COVID-19 patients has already been exceeded, resulting in inevitable consequences of more avoidable deaths.
It adds that small-area isolations, prohibiting inter-provincial travel, intermittent and short period lockdowns together with mild restrictions on human movement will not arrest this wave of the epidemic.
While introducing different approaches, the experts have also outlined the economic impact of implementing these moves.
The recommendations are;
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