Reopening of schools for in person learning as a priority

In response to the COIVD-19 pandemic, countries across the world used short- or long-term school closures as a mean of reducing transmission of diseases in the community. The scientific evidence on the effectiveness of school closures in preventing transmission is scarce and show no significant impact although it needs to be analysed with local settings. The school closure as a way to prevent transmission is almost entirely based on influenza outbreaks, for which the transmission is mainly driven by children. As transmission dynamics are different with coronaviruses most importantly with COVID-19, the available information suggests that all measures need to be taken to reopen schools for in person learning while keeping with the health advice.



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Dr. Madhumanee Abeywardena / Dr. Nilakshi Samaranayake
Honorary Joint Secretaries



Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists

2021 - 2022

Dr. Geethika Patabendige

will be Inducted

as the

46th President of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists