COVID 3RD WAVE SPREADING FAST. SRI LANKA SHOULD NOT OPEN AIRPORT FOR TOURISTS! – CASE FOR IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN NOW!
Posted on December 21st, 2020

By M D P DISSANAYAKE

It seems large sums of funds spent by all governments to combat Covid has not produced the beneficial results.  Average persons continue to disregard the health warnings and put lives at risk. 

To attract tourists $, Sri Lanka and its Tourism Minister is planning to open the Airports on the Boxing Day.   To put it in a nutshell, this is an absolute madness. 

All hardwork done by the health authorities in Sri Lanka during first phase had now been forgotten.  Putting tremendous pressure on limited resources in the health sector, the Ministers must face the reality instead of playing for the gallery.

To assume things are getting back to normal is not real.   If the gates are opened for the festive seasons, Sri Lanka will be at the receiving end of further increasing the number of positive cases, in a very short period of time.

The method of systematically isolating selected streets, suburbs  has failed.  

We urge to refrain from opening the Airport and enforce complete lockdown  of the country, prior to the festive season.

This decision is needed urgently instead of sending wrong signals  to Sri Lankans and prospective foreign tourists to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka can no longer boast about the  positive image established   during the first phase of Covid spread.

One Response to “COVID 3RD WAVE SPREADING FAST. SRI LANKA SHOULD NOT OPEN AIRPORT FOR TOURISTS! – CASE FOR IMMEDIATE LOCKDOWN NOW!”

  1. Gunasinghe Says:

    DMP, I think you are 100% right. It is madness. They are not going to charge landing fee and hoping tourists to spend more money than that. Some guy who was newly appointed controlling the air port. He does not have any understanding of health impact. He wants earn more money as soon as possible and go back to US.

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