PHI union requests safe mechanism to transport people back to hometowns

PHI union requests safe mechanism to transport people back to hometowns

PHI union requests safe mechanism to transport people back to hometowns

Written by Hassan Shazuli

08 Apr, 2020 | 10:26 am

COLOMBO (News1st): The Public Health Inspectors (PHI) union has requested authorities to adopt a proper mechanism while transporting people stranded in the Western Province, back to their hometowns.

This request came after the governor of the western province on Sunday informed people in boarding houses to inform their nearest police station, to return home during the curfew.

“Although the pleas of these people are understandable, it can pose a danger to the people, health, and security units if it takes place without a proper plan,” the PHI union said in a statement.

The statement added that this plan must be implemented by consulting health and security agencies, and ensuring that the chances of contracting the virus are curbed while transporting people to their hometowns.

The union pointed out that these people should be quarantined in batches in their respective areas before leaving for their homes, citing that instructing them to undergo self-quarantine may prove futile.

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