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    Planning to increase the number of PCR tests per day up to 3,000

    May 03, 2020

    Planning to increase the number of PCR tests per day up to 3,000

    The Director General of Health Services States that Corona (Covid 19) situation in the Western Province has been brought somewhat under control. Planning to increase the number of PCR tests per day up to 3,000

    The Director General of Health Services States that Corona (Covid 19) situation in the Western Province has been brought somewhat under control. At present, a number of tests are being conducted in the Western Province. These tests are currently being conducted for selected risk groups. The situation is not yet 100% under control but we have the ability to controlling the situation.


    It is not possible to predict that the country will go back to normal by May 4. Dr. Anil Jasinghe further stated that the present vigilance have to be maintained until Vesak season. Even after that, the health instructions should be followed and the day-to-day activities will be carried out under some control. 1397 PCR tests have been performed yesterday (30.04.2020). The number of infected people is minimal compared to the number of tests performed. However, the number of tests per day is maintained at 1500 level. The team that will undergo the tests will be decided according to the situation. The number of tests per day can be increased to 3000, depending on the requirement. The university system is also engaged in these investigations and therefore the number of PCR tests has been increased. Regardless the PCR test machine, the results are constantly validated. Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that, he is satisfied with
    the results of the PCR tests. However, Dr. Anil Jasinghe emphasized that the key measure for the prevention of Coronavirus is to follow health advice.

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