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COVID-19 social transmission questioned in parliament

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today (21) questioned in parliament whether there is social transmission of COVID-19 following the isolation of several areas in Kuliyapitiya.

Premadasa noted that there were many questions among the public due to the identification of Covid 19 infected persons in many areas in the country, with the latest being Kuliyapitiya.

He observed that the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has already noted that the virus has spread to society, but the health authorities were not prepared to make any clear statement.

However, responding to the question posed by Premadasa, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi denied that there was social transmission of COVID-19.

She explained that infectious diseases experts have not yet declared a situation of social transmission of the virus.

She added that the health officials were effectively and efficiently controlling the situation.