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Several areas almost reached community Transmission stage: PHIs

The Public Health Inspectors’ Union stated that several areas in the country have almost reached the community transmission stage despite of the the statements constantly made by health authorities that there is no community spread in the country,

Random cases were reported from areas like Mattakkuliya, Modara, Bloemendhal, Grandpass and Borella where the positive cases were reported having no connection to the existing clusters.Such cases have also been reported from the Kurunegala District as well. Said Secretary M. Balasooriya

“Community transmission takes place when cases are reported with no links to the prevailing clusters. Though authorities say such cases have not been reported, we as people on the ground have come across such cases where source remains unknown,” he underlined.

He further said that they had alerted the situation to relevant officials and also said that the prevailing set up in the country was adequate to address the situation.

However, it should be done with a proper monitoring process.

“Several areas like Bloemendhal, declared as isolated areas are not secure as travel restriction was not properly observed and checked.

Therefore, it is of utmost significance to carefully monitor the situation and see whether everything is on the correct track,” he emphasized further.

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