Sri Lanka Urges Adherence to Health Precautions Amid COVID-19 Uptick
The Health Ministry in Sri Lanka is urging the public to adhere to health precautions due to a slight increase in COVID-19 infections in the country, following a recent uptick in cases across the South-East Asian region. Dr Samitha Ginige, Head of the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry, stated that although the number of daily infections has marginally increased, the situation is not yet alarming as a significant proportion of the population has been vaccinated. However, he emphasized that anyone can still be infected with the virus, and although the chances of severe complications are reduced, they still exist.
The Epidemiology Unit’s statistics show that an average of three cases have been reported in the last 10 days, with the average number of cases recorded in the last five days at six. Against the backdrop of rising infections in neighbouring countries, Health Ministry officials have emphasized the importance of complying with health measures, such as wearing face masks.