Sajith asks if Govt acknowledges new COVID-19 wave
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa today (3) queried from the Government whether it acknowledges that another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is emerging in the country.
Speaking under the Standing Order 27/2 in Parliament, Premadasa said the Government should think again about relaxing travel restrictions and fully opening the country when COVID-19 patients and deaths are increasing.
“In the past week we saw that number of COVID-19 patients, deaths and critical patients, related to the virus, has sharply increased. Are you prepared to present data related to COVID-19 cases reported in the last 10 days, the number of COVID-19 deaths, the number of PCR tests and the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the emergency wards and general wards of hospitals to this House?” he questioned.
“In a situation like this orders have been issued to State sector employees to report for duty as usual. The lives of those officials, pregnant mothers, people who have chronic illnesses and children are at a risk due to this decision. How are you going to manage this situation?”