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Preventing second wave of COVID-19

Public should follow strict health guidelines: GMOA Secretary

'Violators should face punishment, regardless of status'

The public should strictly follow all health guidelines in order to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge said.  

Speaking to the media, yesterday, the GMOA Secretary said that people should adapt to the 'New Normal' when they step outside as the environment is no longer what it was before the virus broke out.  

The 'New Normal' health guidelines come under the theme 'DREAM': Distancing, Respiratory Etiquette, Aseptic technique, and Mask, he said, adding that when it comes to social distancing, the public must maintain a minimum distance of one metre between each other when travelling.  

Dr. Aluthge also said that anyone who violates these regulations should be punished with no consideration to social status. And moreover, those who've returned from abroad should be strictly monitored even after they've been released, he added.  

The GMOA Secretary said that Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests should be conducted daily, and that their respective reports should be sent to the Health Ministry Secretary and Health Services Director-General.

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