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Acting IGP briefs Godahewa on contact tracing of COVID-19 infected people

‘Fact finding important to curb community spread’

State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Dr. Nalaka Godahewa being briefed by Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramarathne on the current status of contact tracing of COVID-19 infected people.

State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Dr. Nalaka Godahewa being briefed by Acting Inspector General of Police Chandana Wickramarathne on the current status of contact tracing of COVID-19 infected people.

Fact finding is vital in order to curb the community spread of COVID-19 as the Brandix cluster was totally unexpected. Infected people have been discovered from various parts of the country. Under these circumstances, I was eager to understand the gravity of the situation and whether we are in control of the situation, said State Minister of Urban Development, Coast Conservation, Waste Disposal and Community Cleanliness Dr. Nalaka Godahewa.

He was speaking after holding a meeting with Acting Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Chandana Wickramarathne on the current status of contact tracing of COVID-19 infected people.

State Minister Dr. Godahewa said, “I got a good understanding of the ground situation from the Acting IGP. We also handed over 5000 face masks for the benefit of the police officers.

“I sought his opinion on the progress that is being made on the contact tracing process. The Acting IGP said that he as well as other authorities in charge of the process are of the view that they are in control of the situation.

He highlighted the fact that cooperation and mutual respect amongst various stakeholders such as Armed Services personnel, health officials and members of administrative service is a great strength for the success of this endeavour. “The Acting IGP also said that the past experience of managing the first wave will also come in handy this time around,” the State Minister further said.