Claiming that the Covid mortality and infections have reduced during the lockdown period, State Minister Sudarshani Fernadopulle said today that the Government will take steps to reopen the country after next Monday.
She told reporters that the four-week lockdown was more than enough to curtail the spread of the disease and that there has been a decrease in Covid mortality and infections during this period.
“I don’t think the country will be locked down after next Monday. The country should be reopened gradually, adopting to a new lifestyle with Covid while continuing health practices and the vaccination programme,” she said.
The Minister rejected rumours that Covid vaccines would cause infertility and sexual dysfunction.(Ajith Siriwardana)