The Association of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists says the government has locked down the country by leaving the people outside of their residences instead of keeping them indoors.
Speaking to media, President of the Association Ravi Kumudesh said although requests have been made to impose a scientific lockdown and increase the number of tests to detect COVID-19 cases, the number of tests conducted daily in the country has reduced.
Ravi Kumudesh claimed when they monitor main roads, it is evident that more people are outdoors and carrying out their work as usual.
He said they are not attempting to topple the government or inconvenience health authorities and the present administration by calling for a scientific lockdown.
Ravi Kumudesh noted by analyzing basic data, they have a clear picture of the path taken by the novel coronavirus and therefore they requested a lockdown to curb the spread.
He noted even with conflicting data released by authorities, any professional can understand, the virus has taken its own path across the country adding therefore it is critical to prevent people from being exposed to the virus further.
Ravi Kumudesh said data from the last few days have given another clear picture that the infection and death rates have not reduced.
Ravi Kumudesh said since the government has not enforced the quarantine and travel restrictions properly, the country may have to be placed under lockdown, when the number of infections increases time to time in future.
He said it is a common practice around the world that the path of the virus is cut down from one end to stem the flow of infections.
Ravi Kumudesh said it will require at least 10 days, to break the chain of the virus.
He added it can be achieved only if a majority of the public remained indoors.
The President of the Association of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists said therefore lockdowns should be enforced properly to achieve desired and favorable results.
Ravi Kumudesh added if anyone has been inconvenienced or incurred losses; it should not be attributed to those who called for a lockdown, but to the responsible authorities in the Health Ministry and the government who had failed to enforce the regulations correctly.
He said if restrictions and regulations are not enforced properly, the country may require fresh lockdowns in future.