War declared on dengue

The government has declared July 1–7 as a dengue eradication week around the island, the Ministry of Health said.According to the Health Ministry, the decision to declare the dengue eradication week was taken following meetings held with the relevant Ministries yesterday. The dengue eradication week will see all government institutions and Ministries following a strict program to clean dengue breeding grounds.The programs will be conducted at Ministry level while raids will also be carried out on private institutions. (Colombo Gazette)

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