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Targeted and tough control measures helped Sri Lanka arrest virus spread, says Director General of Health Services


At a time when big and mighty countries struggle to cope with soaring numbers of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and consequent deaths, the official figures from 21-million strong Sri Lanka stand out — 1,070 cases, 660 recoveries and nine deaths as of Saturday evening.

Behind those promising numbers are early thinking and swift action, according to Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services in Sri Lanka. The senior public health official, helming Sri Lanka’s pandemic response, along with the Army Commander who heads a task force on COVID-19, says it is “targeted and tough” control measures, rather than a ...


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