Doctors point out that many Sri Lankans have confused China’s rapidly spreading new coronavirus and influenza virus which is so common in Sri Lanka these days.
They say that this is the reason why society has become so unnecessary and fearful of the new corona virus.
Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases stated that the symptoms of these two diseases are almost 100% similar.
It was also stated that Sri Lanka is very vigilant on the new corona virus. However, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama stated that no one has been found in Sri Lanka except for the Chinese woman who was first diagnosed with the virus.