More businesses go into ‘voluntary lockdowns’ across Sri Lanka

More businesses go into ‘voluntary lockdowns’ across Sri Lanka

More businesses go into ‘voluntary lockdowns’ across Sri Lanka

Written by Zulfick Farzan

19 Aug, 2021 | 3:23 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Multiple communities across the country have joined hands to go into self-isolation to the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

Many towns and neighbourhoods in Trincomalee, Ampara and Hambantota as well as Negombo have gone into a self-imposed lockdown for 10 to 14 days.

Other areas that have followed this process are Ratnapura, Kaduruwela, Imaduwa, and Eheliyagoda with many other townships joining the list of self-isolated localities as the hours go by.

However, State Minister Shehan Semasinghe is of the view that these are attempts to destabilize the country and are not aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.

‘They assume the government will be inconvenienced by these acts,’ he told reporters.

He said the President and the Government will follow the expert advice and have made decisions accordingly.

‘They will not bow down to anyone and change decisions,’ he stressed.

The State Minister said there are many who live on daily wages and urged those deciding to go into self-imposed lockdown to consider the plight of those segments in society as well.

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