The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka requests the public to refrain from unnecessarily crowding up at public gathering places, due to the resurgence in coronavirus cases.
Chairman Upul Rohana said the number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka has reduced, mainly due to the unavailability of testing equipment.
He revealed of reports from ground level staff over the sudden increase in patients exhibiting Covid-19 like symptoms.
However, Upul Rohana also noted that PHI is unable to go from door to door and test for patients like they used to, considering the unavailability of sufficient resources.
The Union Chairman predicted that the number of cases and deaths due to coronavirus will increase exponentially in the coming days.
He warned that the present situation was very volatile and decisive, since it will determine if the pandemic raises its head once again in Sri Lanka.
Upul Rohana called on the people to limit un-necessary travel and always wear a mask when in public gatherings for essential purposes.
He also requested that health and safety practices be followed at places of work and at schools.
In the event covid-19 like symptoms are experienced, the PHI Union Chairman directed the public to get tested from government or private institutions.
If tested positive, he advised such cases to self isolate for seven days.
Upul Rohana also said, that individuals exhibiting symptoms of the virus must not gather in crowded public spaces.