Protecting Older Adults in Sri Lanka Amid COVID-19

A recent paper examines the strategy needed to combat the impact of COVID-19 among older adults in Sri Lanka.


The paper argues that Sri Lanka must:

  • Consider the difficulties health care systems may face in the case of a COVID-19 surge and take immediate preventative actions to limit the spread in the country

  • Implement practices in LTCs (long-term care homes) to prevent the spread among LTC residents and staff

  • Proactively include older adults especially those who are dependent and from remote areas in government responses

  • Take into consideration family dynamics that are unique to Sri Lanka and providing support to reduce exposure through government and other available resources.

The paper can be accessed here.

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