Oct 18, Colombo: The Director General of Health Services has informed that people can get information on COVID -19 from hotline1999 introduced by the Health Promotion Bureau for inquiries related to the Coronavirus.
This Hotline phone number provides advices on the measures to be followed for preventing COVID-!9 virus infection. In case of an infected person it provides instructions on preventing measures from spreading to others, including their family members.
The Director General of Health Services further advised that in case of any person feels that he/she has infected with COVID-19, suffering from relevant symptoms, he/she should immediately call this Hotline to know the immediate action to be taken and the necessary assistance.
The service is available in all three languages .Doctors and specialists are involved in providing this service-related advice.
The public can connect to the hotline1999, 24 hours a day through any telephone network.