Next two weeks detrimental for COVID directions-DGHS

The Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardana says travel restrictions could be enforced again based on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic during the next two weeks.

The Director General speaking at a media briefing at the Ministry of Health yesterday urged the public to strictly adhere to all health guidelines that have been issued at present adding it will contribute to containing the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Gunawardana said the number of daily coronavirus cases from between 4,000-5,000 reduced to 1,000 with the daily death toll also reducing to between 50-60.

He said if the need arises existing guidelines could be further toughened or additional restrictions could be imposed.

The Director General of Health Services also said coronavirus vaccinations are being carried out throughout.

Dr. Gunawardana urged the public to get vaccinated regardless of the brand of the vaccine.

He added second doses are being administered during the next two weeks while the 20 to 30 age group is also being vaccinated.

He urged the public not to pick and choose vaccines adding the efficacy rate of all vaccines is the same.

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