Lifting the lockdown for two days from 23rd Monday to 25th may lead to another surge in Covid cases as back in April, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) warns. Sending a letter again to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa SLMA urges current lockdown should continue uninterrupted till 28th as they request in a letter sent to the president on the 11th June.
In their letter, they asked on what basis the relaxation of the travel restrictions from the 23rd to the 25th was done.
Appreciating the steps taken by the president to go for a lockdown SLMA says it has affected to slow the pace of spreading the virus. However still country records 2000 cases per day while average of 50 deaths per day.
Meanwhile, the fast-spreading Delta variant has been detected within the community. Lifting the travel restrictions may lead to uncontrolled movements of the people and these new Covid variants will get the opportunity to spread across. Considering these facts SLMA proposes an exit strategy with a district-level scientific and real-time data-based approach.
See the full letter