Govt undecided on December travel curbs
By Thameenah Razeek
The Government has yet to reach a consensus on imposing travel restrictions during the festival season, which begins this month or on imposing weekend travel restrictions. Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana acknowledged this at the cabinet media conference at the Department of Government Information yesterday (30), advising the public to wash their hands and maintain safe distance.
Despite the fact that the majority of Sri Lankans are already completely vaccinated, he said that he cannot affirm that Sri Lanka is in a safe zone due to new developments throughout the world. According to him, the Omicron coronavirus strain has forced certain countries to block their borders, causing new fears and anxieties among the public. “As a result, we warn people to take precautions and not to believe that successful immunisation makes Sri Lanka a secure place,” he said.