Travel Restrictions a Sham
It is not wrong to say, after observing the happenings during the past few days that travel restrictions, which are being extended week by week, are a total farce.
However much the authorities boast that movement of people is restricted by imposing travel restrictions, to prevent the Covid virus from spreading, when you go onto the roads, it is possible to see traffic congestion and shops open at almost every junction and what is being done here is an act that is being carried out to deceive people, which is a joke that even a young child can understand. This is visible on every road in the country and at every junction.
If permission had been granted only to essential services vehicles to travel on the roads, people question how it is that every road leading into Colombo and out of the city have such traffic congestion. Although it was only pharmacies which could remain open, it is possible to see even other shops open in certain areas.
By observing that there is no decrease in the spread of the Covid pandemic due to the travel restrictions, it has been confirmed even now that the outbreak is spreading far and wide.
A grave concern has arisen why authorities do not understand the fact that due to the travel restrictions being limited to only words, the country and its people are suffering further and being inconvenienced and people are becoming victims of the Covid pandemic, daily.