Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

‘No door-to-door random testing in Colombo’


False, says the Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Colombo Municipal Council, Dr. RuwanWijay­amuni, of ‘news’ spreading like wildfire that they would be conducting random door-to-door RT-PCR testing.

“There is no necessity for such a plan. We are doing tests among high-risk categories and those who may have come into contact with the Kandakadu cluster,” he said, adding that they cannot do indiscrimi­nate testing when there is no evidence of community transmissi­on. There was no point in wasting resources as it is costly.

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