Colombo, June 16 (Daily Mirror) – The travel restrictions in force may have to be extended further if they are not properly enforced, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) President Dr. Padma Gunaratne said yesterday.
She told media that it was baffling to note whether the current restrictions were properly enforced, as public movement was frequently observed in the society.
“We cannot take this for granted. The travel restriction should be tightened and monitored more effectively to ensure to curtail unnecessary movements,” she said.
“If the prevailing restrictions are lifted, at once, the COVID-19 cases could spike in great numbers,” she stressed.
Meanwhile, Dr. Gunaratne also said that Sri Lanka was not out of the woods as yet, as the risk remained still active. “In a situation where 2,000 plus positive cases are reported daily, we cannot say the country is out of danger,” she underlined.
“Henceforth, we all have to make our utmost contribution to end the pandemic in the country,” she pointed out.