COVID-19 cases may increase despite the current decline

COVID-19 cases may increase despite the current decline

COVID-19 cases may increase despite the current decline

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

16 Jun, 2021 | 10:19 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): The number of COVID-19 cases is likely to rise again in the coming days, although there has been a considerable decline in the rate of COVID-19 cases detected in the country at present, the Ministry of Health said.

“The risk of COVID-19 still remains given that a high number of patients were reported about a week ago and the contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 patients may begin to show symptoms in the coming week,” Dr. Hemantha Herath, the Deputy Director-General of Health Services said on Tuesday (Jun. 15).

Addressing the COVID-19 press briefing, he said the COVID-19 situation will fluctuate in the coming days and urged everyone to assist the containment efforts.

Also speaking at the press briefing, Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said attention has been paid to administering the COVID-19 vaccine to school teachers, as per a request made by the Education Secretary.

“A policy-level decision on the matter will be reached following discussions with the COVID-19 Task Force in the coming days,” Dr. Asela Gunawardena told reporters.

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