The Colombo Chief Epidemiologist urges people in the Western Province to follow health practices with the conclusion of the festive period

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The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says people in the Western Province must strictly follow health practices, as a large crowd is expected to arrive in the Colombo District and the Western Province tomorrow, with the conclusion of the festive period. Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said it may lead to heavy congestion. He added COVID-19 patients may be found among the crowd as well. Dr. Samaraweera said therefore it is crucial to maintain social distancing, wear a face mask in the appropriate manner and wash hands frequently.

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