The opposition claims the coronavirus situation has not improved satisfactorily to fully reopen the country.
Speaking to media in Kandy, Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake said although the number of PCR tests conducted has been reduced, cases reported daily has exceeded 2,000 in recent days.
He said it is problematic that the country is being reopened when the COVID-positivity rate is between 20 to 25%.
MP Attanayake noted additionally, the highly transmissible Delta variant is also spreading rapidly at present.
He said even the Public Health Inspectors’ Union has raised concerns over the prevailing situation including the reduction of PCR tests.
Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake said the PCR tests have been reduced at present to around 10,000 a day and questioned as to whether the government is intending on infecting all Sri Lankans.
MP Attanayake urged the government to heed the advice of health authorities.
He acknowledged that the country should be reopened and should be done in a systematic manner based on the advice of health professionals.