Provide COVID-19 jabs urgently –Upul Rohana
By Kumudu Upul Shantha
The head of the PHI Union Upul Rohana says that both the Government and the health authorities must intervene to protect garment sector employees urgently, as presently there is a serious threat of garment factories having to close down due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic here.
He urged the Health authorities to implement plans to provide jabs of COVID-19 vaccines to those serving in the garment sector if the emergence of a sudden cluster from the sector is to be halted. Rohana warned that if the disease were to spread within the garment sector its consequences would be far reaching on the country especially from an economic perspective as well as loss of lives of scores of people.