Travel restrictions may have to be extended: SLMA

Dr. Padma Gunaratne, President, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA).

The travel restrictions may have to be extended further if the existing restrictions are not properly enforced, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) President, Dr. Padma Gunaratne said yesterday, June 15.

She told media that it was baffling whether the current restrictions are properly enforced, as public movement is frequently seen in the society.

“We can’t take this for granted. The travel restriction should be tightened and monitored effectively that unnecessary movements are curtailed,” she said.

“If the prevailing restrictions are lifted, all of a sudden, the COVID-19 cases could spike in great numbers,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, Dr. Gunaratne also said Sri Lanka is not out of the woods as yet, as the risk remains to be still active.

“In a situation where 2000 plus positive cases are reported daily, we can’t say the country is out of the danger,” she underlined.

“Henceforth, we all have to make our utmost contribution to mark an end to the pandemic in the country,” she pointed out.