‘Govt. should look into gravity of COVID-19 situation’
He said these untimely deaths clearly reflect that the pandemic has worsened and according to medical specialists, more deaths could be expected within the next two weeks if no proper decision is taken to even go for a temporary lockdown.
“I am requesting the Government to look into the gravity of this situation,” he said.
He said no one can play with the lives of people as it is the duty of a responsible Government to look in to the most important health requirements of its people. Attanayake said according to the latest news even some members of the American Congress have requested the State Department to extend a helping hand to restore the health situation here.
Commenting on the on-going vaccination programme, Attanayake said only a limited percentage of citizens in our country had so far been vaccinated.
He also said the SJB is of the view that the Government should immediately summon all Parliamentarians to discuss important matters related to the fast spreading COVID-19 virus variants as it will help protect valuable human resources.
Attanayake said the Government should listen to the advice of medical professionals even at this juncture.