Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was among second contacts of a Coronavirus patient identified from Yala, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told Parliament today.
She said that Premadasa was at a hotel in Yala where a coronavirus patient had been detected.
The Health Minister said that Premadasa was alerted by the health authorities as soon as he was identified as being a second contact of the Yala patient.
Wanniarachchi said that this showed how effective the health system was.
Premadasa responded saying he followed all the health guidelines.
“I must say I followed all the advise given to me by the health authorities,” Premadasa told Parliament today.
The matter was raised when Premadasa clashed with Wanniarachchi on the coronavirus issue.
Opposition Leader accused the Health Minister of deceiving the public on a community spread.
Premadasa said that public health inspectors and Government doctors had raised concerns over the spread of the virus.
However, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi insisted that there was no indication of a community spread.
She insisted that the health authorities are managing the situation well. (With inputs from Colombo Gazette)
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