‘Some COVID victims disregarded symptoms’ ; HPB Chief

‘Some COVID victims disregarded symptoms’ ; HPB Chief

‘Some COVID victims disregarded symptoms’ ; HPB Chief

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Jun, 2021 | 6:18 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Health Promotion Bureau urged the general public to pay extra attention to symptoms that could relate to COVID-19.

Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa, the Director of the Health Promotion Bureau speaking to reporters on Wednesday (09) said there are instances where people who died of COVID-19 had disregarded the symptoms and remain at home.

“Some of these victims had simply experienced headaches for a few days,” he said.

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), a trade union body in the country, said according to the data released by the government, it is evident there around 38 people die of COVID-19 daily.

Dr. Prasad Colombage, the Central Committee Member of the GMOA, said a majority of the COVID-19 deaths are reported at home and 28% of these deaths are from the Kalutara District in the Western Province.

The following is a detailed breakdown of the COVID-19 deaths CONFIRMED on Tuesday (08).

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