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Co-existing with COVID-19: Engaging the community to strengthen the public health response in Sri Lanka

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M.C. Weerasinghe

University of Colombo, LK
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Abstract

COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in early March 2020. Sri Lanka until mid-May experienced an epidemic contained within 32 clusters, largely due to a well-planned public health response. Following 2 months of partial shut-down, certain control measures are being relaxed to facilitate economic activities across the country. This paper details this public health response and explores how it could be strengthened to empower the community to co-exist with COVID- 19 in a “new normal” environment.

Reprinting from Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2020, 51, 8-13 http://doi.org/10.4038/jccp.v51i1.7880

How to Cite: Weerasinghe MC. Co-existing with COVID-19: Engaging the community to strengthen the public health response in Sri Lanka. The General Dental Practitioner. 2021;38:36–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gdp.v38i0.30
Published on 30 Apr 2021.
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