The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says all operators in the tourism sector and mobile vendors in the country must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Chairman Upul Rohana said by making the vaccine mandatory for these groups, the spread of the virus can be contained to a certain extent.
He added all groups that are at a high-risk when carrying out duties must be vaccinated.
Upul Rohana further noted all persons going in to work under essential services must strictly adhere to health guidelines.
He noted minimum staff must be summoned to work when carrying out essential services, while random PCR and rapid antigen tests must also be conducted.
Chairman Upul Rohan added failure to strictly adhere to health guidelines and carry out surveillance activities will lead to a disaster through private and state institutions.
He also requested donors to step forward to provide concessions to groups that have lost their daily income due to the imposition of quarantine curfew.
Upul Rohana claimed a large group of daily wage earners are severely inconvenienced due to the imposition of quarantine curfew.
He therefore requested all groups to support such individuals in any way, adding that it can be coordinated through area PHIs if necessary.
The PHI Union Chairman stressed the imposition of curfew is necessary to save lives amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
He requested persons to ensure no individual is inconvenienced due to the curfew.