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Situation dreadful, impose lockdown or travel restrictions immediately: PHI’s Union

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While claiming that the country is heading towards a dangerous situation, the PHI union today charged the authorities have turned a blind eye to their repeated requests to go for a complete lockdown or to impose travel restrictions.

PHI Union President Upul Rohana said they had made several requests to the President and the Health Ministry to take immediate action to arrest the alarming situation in the country.

He told the Daily Mirror that due to the increase in the daily COVID positive cases count, a delay in taking the patient to a treatment centre becomes increasingly tough.

“Patients have to stay longer at their homes until they are taken to hospitals. There would be a possibility of witnessing more deaths due to this,” Rohana said.

He emphasized that the ground level operations carried out to prevent COVID spread is not so favourable.

"Due to the escalation in the number of positive cases, the Suwaseriya Ambulance Service also seemed unable to cope the need and as a result, they take at least four hours to pick patients," Rohana lamented.

Therefore, the Union has made a request to the Government and the Health Ministry to consider an immediate lockdown of the country or to impose travel restrictions as soon as possible. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

 

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  • Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 30 April 2021 03:31 PM

    Absolutely.....this was necessary some days ago. Piecemeal measures and moral suasion entirely inadequate.

    Hassanda Friday, 30 April 2021 03:51 PM

    Please Dont Lockdown - Just now the Business have started to activate And only isolate the Areas which is Infected with the covid 19 And Furthermore please dont make people Panic

    Mithula Friday, 30 April 2021 04:51 PM

    Hassanda you are being very selfish.Look at what is happening in India.If you live only you can do your business.

    Dee Friday, 30 April 2021 04:57 PM

    This guy is asking for trouble. He cannot challenge or question the supremacy!

    Sokrates Friday, 30 April 2021 06:18 PM

    Send this damned Rajapaksa Mafia Clan to hell.


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