Opposition seeks two-day debate on COVID-19

Opposition seeks two-day debate on COVID-19

Opposition seeks two-day debate on COVID-19

Written by Staff Writer

07 Oct, 2020 | 9:48 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Opposition lawmakers called for a two-day debate over the COVID-19 situation in the country, raising concerns over the origins of the new wave of infections.

“During the general election, they said that COVID-19 has been completely eliminated. If thats the case, how was a massive wave formed?,” opposition leader Sajith Premadasa questioned in Parliament.

Health minister Dr. Pavithra Wanniarachchi informed the House that the government was dealing with the sudden spike in infections in a responsible manner.

Opposition lawmaker Harshana Rajakaruna questioned the reason behind not imposing a curfew throughout the Gampaha district, despite imposing it in several areas that falls under its purview.

“…the decisions on imposing curfews are made based on the directives of health authorities in line with the detection of patients,” the minister told reporters on Wednesday.

The opposition also demanded an investigation into claims that the virus had entered the community from a group of Indians who entered the country without undergoing tests.

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