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COVID 19: Closer to 100 doctors are infected(GMOA)

Government Medical Officers Association today declared that COVID 19 situation in Sri Lanka has reached to the community spread stage.

Editor of the GMOA, Dr Haritha Aluthage told media today(22nd Jan) that around 100 doctors are already infected with the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.

“40 doctors are currently being treated for COVID 19.”

“Around 200 of their contacts are also being quarantined.”

The ground reality is COVID-19 in Sri Lanka has reached to the community spread level, Dr Aluthge said. He questioned who is going to take care of patients likely to increase by mid next month.

He also said by going through the increase detection of patients the death toll may also likely to go up, media reported.

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