Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath says Sri Lanka will face a critical situation if COVID-19 patients exceed hospital capacities.
Speaking at a media briefing today, Dr. Herath said all citizens must act responsibly amidst the prevailing threat.
He added the limit of coronavirus cases could rise at some point, adding that this point however cannot be determined.
Dr. Herath said under such circumstances health services and staff cannot be increased overnight.
He noted that if a situation similar to India arises in Sri Lanka, it will lead to absolute helplessness.
Therefore, he urged the public to at all times, adhere to coronavirus health guidelines diligently.