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Health Minister confident that curfews will be lifted

ECONOMYNEXT – Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi is confident that in the next few days the government can lift the curfews and get the country rolling again.

In a video statement released to the media she pointed out that the large majority of patients who are being confirmed as being infected with COVID 19 are being reported from the quarantine centres and not from society at large.

“We have reached this stage because the President and the Prime Minister took the decision to safeguard the people of this country like our own children, even if we had to suffer the economic consequences,” she said.

The Sri Lankan Minister said that countries like the United States thought “first about their economies and not the people and therefore are in a much worse state than us.” (Colombo, 17 April 2020)