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Help lines for Coronavirus

071 0107107

011 3071073

All required information on the Coronavirus threat can be got by calling hotline number 0710107107 now, Health Services Director General Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

This service is free and available all 24 hours. Qualified doctors and consultants will reply all inquiries, he said.

Addressing a press conference held at the Government Information Department Auditorium in Colombo yesterday he said another hotline, 0113071073 is available to obtain information. This hotline is from the Health Ministry’s Disaster Management Unit. Dr. Jasinghe said wearing masks only will not help to prevent the Coronavirus infection and there are other precautionary measures that are needed to be taken for its prevention. These include avoiding public places as much as possible, postponing public events as much as possible, washing hands with soap or germ killer liquid often, not touching face (mouth, nose, eyes and the entire face) and wearing normal face masks when in public places.

He said a declaration form is given to all passengers arriving at the BIA and MOHs and PHIs in the relevant area where the passenger stayswill monitor the passenger for any change in their health condition. The form is available in Chinese for the Chinese passengers arriving at the BIA. All passengers arriving at the Palali International Airport are screened individually because it can be done due to the low number of passengers arriving through Palali and the manageable sequence of flights.

The test developed at MRI to detect the Coronavirus is available only in Hong Kong and Pune, India. All health staff have been given Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and more special masks and other required equipment received from the WHO yesterday evening.

The Health Ministry is purchasing more items needed on emergency purchasing. A circular has been issued by the Health Ministry to all provincial and regional health authorities and officials in connection with preventing and management of the Corona virus threat, he added.


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