(VIDEO) COVID-19 infections likely to increase; warns State Minister for COVID Control

(VIDEO) COVID-19 infections likely to increase; warns State Minister for COVID Control

Written by Zulfick Farzan

20 May, 2021 | 12:07 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle has warned that COVID-19 infections in the country may rise in the future.

“When the second wave struck, approximately 97,000 cases were reported in the country. From the 15th of April to the 15th of May more than 44,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in Sri Lanka,” said the State Minister on Wednesday (19).

COVID-19 infections in the community can be far greater than the numbers detected from PCR tests, she warned appealing to the general public restrict their movements to only essential needs.

“Even though we increase the number of beds and ICUs, it is impossible to increase human resources at the same rate,” she pointed out.

Competitive buying of the COVID-19 vaccines across the world has made it difficult for Sri Lanka to source vaccines in order to vaccinate its own population, she noted.

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