The National People’s Power says the 10 day quarantine curfew imposed island wide is insufficient in controlling the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.
NPP Secretary Specialist Dr. Nihal Abeysinghe speaking to media in Colombo requested the government to heed the advice of health authorities and extend quarantine curfew to three weeks.
He noted the duration of travel restrictions must be decided based on the number of patients, deaths, the number of patients admitted to hospitals, congestion at hospitals and the nature of the virus.
He added therefore decisions must be reached based on the incubation period of the coronavirus, or the time it takes for an infected individual to exhibit symptoms.
Dr. Abeysinghe said accordingly experts recommended travel restrictions to be imposed for three weeks in order to face the prevailing situation.
He added the government must reconsider extending the 10-day closure.
He stressed the number of patients can be reduced significantly if travel restrictions are imposed for the duration of two incubation periods.