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President instructs the officials to formulate scientific mechanism on COVID-19.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 7, 2020 13:29

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed members of the special task force set up to monitor and discuss preventive measures against COVID-19 virus in Sri Lanka to formulate a scientific mechanism to prevent the disease from entering the country.Sri Lanka is one of the countries in the region which has so far been successful in the battle against this global health threat due to diligent steps taken by the government and medical experts. President revealed these facts at a meeting convened at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday to discuss future measures to continue this positive atmosphere.

The president stressed that it was the duty of the people arriving from foreign countries to act in a socially responsible manner if they had any symptoms of this disease without hiding themselves.

The President also emphasized the need of continuous promotion through the media of the health practices that should be observed to prevent the spread of the disease. If necessary, President advised the officials to provide necessary facilities, resource personnel and equipment to the quarantine process in the future.

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 7, 2020 13:29