NHS SCHEME LOCKDOWN LIFTED; MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

NHS SCHEME LOCKDOWN LIFTED; MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

NHS SCHEME LOCKDOWN LIFTED; MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

Written by Zulfick Farzan

04 Jan, 2021 | 5:15 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  The isolation status of the NHS Housing Scheme in Maligawatte, Colombo was lifted on Monday (04) morning, however, the residents were not permitted to exit the housing scheme premises.

“The police wanted the businesses to open. But, how can we make any purchase if we don’t have any money?,” questioned one woman who slammed the government for taking baseless decisions.

“Foreigners are allowed to roam free, but we are placed in shackles,” alleged another resident who said she was stuck inside her flat for almost three months and all she wants now is the freedom to earn a living to feed her family.

ASP J. J. Karunasinghe, who is in-charge of Central Colombo told the residents of the housing scheme that they are free to roam within the housing scheme and they cannot go beyond the roadblocks.

He warned their conduct could result in a change in the present situation.

The ASP told the residents that they would be subject to COVID-19 tests on Tuesday (05).

Infuriated locals questioned why they were on lockdown for three months and why COVID-19 tests are done after the lockdown is lifted.

One local questioned the risk of one person testing positive for COVID-19 following Tuesday’s tests adding a positive case would force them back into their homes.

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