The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) today requested the Government should adhere to strict health guidelines to have a successful and safe 73rd Independence Day celebrations on February 4.
Speaking to the media, GMOA Editor Dr. Haritha Aluthge said enforcement could be made for the Independence day celebrations, but should be mindful to hold the event strictly adhering to Health guidelines.
"Armed forces personnel from various areas of the country would come to Colombo to participate at the parades. That would be a very serious problem and could create more clusters in the country," he said.
Therefore, the Epidemiology Unit should intervene and create an environment to control the situation to ensure a successful Independence day event, Dr. Aluthge added. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)