By Vyshnavy Velrajh
Ayurvedic practitioner Dhammika Bandara from Kegalle has been warned by the area Medical Officer of Health (MOH) to refrain from gathering crowds to distribute his indigenous medicine which he claims is capable of curing the coronavirus.
Thousands of people had reportedly gathered around Bandara’s house today as well, disregarding quarantine regulations in order to obtain the Ayurveda syrup.
Health Services Director Dr. Asela Gunawardena told Colombo Gazette the Health Ministry may take action against Dhammika Bandara in the future for violating quarantine regulations.
Stating that this is the second time such crowds had gathered to obtain the syrup, Dr. Gunawardena said this poses a risk for a new COVID-19 cluster to emerge in the area.
The MOH of the area had informed Bandara to maintain a crowd limit and to make sure people adhere to quarantine regulations such as wearing face masks and maintaining social…