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SLMA warns that Sri Lanka is approaching Covid fourth wave

The Sri Lanka Medical Association says that Sri Lanka is approaching the beginning of the fourth wave of Covid.

Its chairperson, Dr. Padma Gunaratne, said that despite the restrictions on travel, there has never been a significant reduction in the number of Covid patients.

Commenting further on this, Dr. Gunaratne said,“Travel restrictions were imposed on May 20. Then we hoped to see a reduction in the number of patients that we can control as we expected. But as we have all seen, there has never been a huge drop in the number of patients. I think the shortcomings in our travel boundaries all contributed to the decrease in the number of patients. But what we have to say now is that the Sri Lanka Medical Association feels that the system is approaching the beginning of the 4th wave, according to what we have to say about the current pattern of patients.”