Heads of workplaces accountable for adherence to health guidelines – President
July 14, 2020 09:35 pm
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the heads of both government and private entities are accountable for adhering to health guidelines in their organizations in the wake of the current spike in COVID 19 cases.
“The COVID-19 virus is prone to spread among groups until adequate and satisfactory containment. Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center is an unfortunate example.” Hence, the President emphasized the necessity of continuing easily accessible tests related to clusters of people immediately.
The President made these remarks during a discussion with the Presidential Task Force to established to combat COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, at the Presidential Secretariat today (14).
Although day to day life has returned to normalcy, precautionary measures should not be relaxed as the risk of COVID 19 spread remains high, the President has said highlighting the importance of carrying out simple tests such as regular body temperature checks in Rehabilitation Centers, prisons, universities, schools and similar places.
“Wearing facemasks, washing hands, maintaining social distance are vital under this situation. If you suffer from fever and ailments related to throat, you should refrain from mingling with crowds. Simple practices like these would make a difference in combating COVID-19”, the President added.
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Secretary to the President P.B Jayasundera, Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Prime Minister Gamini Senarath, members of the Presidential Task Force and several medical consultants were present.