The COVID-19 situation in most of the areas in the country has gone out of hands due to the negligence and poor sense of responsibility from the part of general public, the Public Health Inspectors' Union claimed.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Union Secretary M. Balasuriya said people have taken the gravity of the COVID-19 situation in the country for granted.
“People living in areas where curfew and isolation status are imposed, have forgotten to follow the basic health guidelines. This is a very pathetic situation and we, as health officials felt very sad to note this,” he stressed.
“We can’t go behind them and ask them to adhere to the guidelines. There is always limits for everything. Nevertheless, it has to be said that we have not yet given up,” he underlined.
He reiterated that people's negligence had led to the present alarming situation in terms of COVID-19 spread in the country.
Therefore, he requested people to cooperate with health officials, so that the situation would bounce back on correct track with the rollout of vaccination. (Sheain Fernandopulle)