The Ministry of Health requests the people to be cautious since there is a danger of the spread of AH1NI virus at public places during festive season.
The Ministry says the danger of spreading the pandemic is prevalent in congested areas such as shopping complexes and post offices. Health Ministry officials have decided to launch a special programme to examine such places on the instructions of Minister Maithripala Sirisena. He has instructed the officials to inform in writing to take maximum precautions to prevent an outbreak of the virus. The Ministry has launched a programme to inoculate the vulnerable groups such as pregnant mothers and patients with respiratory diseases.