02nd May 2021 16:50:15 Hours
Matale District Coordinating Conference for Prevention of COVID-19 pandemic was held at the District Secretariat office in Matale on Friday (30), attended by Major General Nishantha Manage, District Coordinating Officer for Matale and the General Officer Commanding of the 53 Division.
He had a lengthy discussion with the Parliamentarian, Mr. Nalaka Godahewa and other stakeholders regarding the sudden increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Matale district and focused on essentials foods requirement of the area, Agrarian production delivery, dry rations delivery to quarantine families, continuation service of government and private sector institutions, etc.
The status quo of the vaccination, preventive measures against the spread of the pandemic, impact on the community, conduct of awareness programmes, progress of conducting random PCR/Antigen tests and the need of implementing a proper mechanism to curtail the spread of the virus in coordination with police, government and health authorities were other matters taken up for discussion during the meeting.
Several more officials attended the meeting as stakeholders to discuss matters pertaining to prevention of Covid -19 pandemic.