President and Prime Minister take several decisions to curb the spread of coronavirus
Sri Lanka issues Stopped visas to Europeans for two weeks
14-day quarantine for Sri Lankans from Europe
Steps to disinfect public transport services
A study of China’s measures to control the virus
A permanent home for the Corona Prevention Task Force
Advice to minimize public rallies
Focusing on the Internet for services and education
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken several decisions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).
The measures taken by the government since January have helped prevent the spread of the disease.
As far as the spread of the virus is concerned, Sri Lanka is among the few countries that have established a task force to fight the disease.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have instructed officials to take all possible steps to safeguard the health of the people while furthering the progress.
The President and the Prime Minister made this directive at a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
Explaining the global spread of the virus, the President said the virus was spreading in many European countries. Several European states, including France, Italy, are in serious trouble.
The President pointed out that the Corona Anti-Corruption Force had issued a two-week suspension on the issuance of visas to Europeans.
Sri Lankan expatriates from European countries also decided to hold a 14-day quarantine.
The progress of the tests and the steps taken to quarantine them were discussed at length with the identification of the two infected patients with coronavirus in the IDH hospital.
The President instructed them to continue their inquiries into the places they visited and their associates.
It was decided to limit as many feasible meetings and ceremonies as possible to prevent the spread of the country.
The President directed the Task Force to establish a permanent office and gather information.
The President said that the World Health Organization (UNHRC) has taken steps to procure research equipment to speed up diagnostic tests.
He said that the World Health Organization had agreed to assist Sri Lanka in taking measures to prevent the spread of the disease.
The focus was also on regulating the distribution so that oral masks could be purchased from anywhere.
The President also advised the government to facilitate the purchase of oral masks at a controlled price.
It was noted at the discussion that the institutes have identified 150,000 mouth masks a day.
It has also been decided to clear the buses and trains used in the public transport service from the 14th. The security forces are there to support it.
China has successfully controlled the spread of the corona virus.
China prioritized social behavior and behavior in a manner that contributed to the eradication of disease.
They were advised to study the country’s practices extensively.
President Rajapaksa pointed out that this should be an opportunity to experiment with the services provided by state institutions and to conduct school and university studies online from home.
He stressed the importance of working with electronic, print and social media to educate people about the disease and not confuse them with social confusion.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, Western Province Governor Dr. Seetha Ambepola, Secretary to the President Dr. PB Jayasundera Dr. Jayasundera, Health Secretary Bhadrani Jayawardena, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe and officials of several government institutions were present at the discussion.