The Government Medical Officers’ Association says a large number have been witnessed violating health regulations.
Member of the GMOA Executive Committee Dr. Prasad Colambage said this is a precursor to a dangerous situation.
Dr. Colambage said large crowds throng roads with face masks worn on chins and social distancing non-existent.
He added the government, the health sector and security forces have a responsibility to correct this situation adding that failure to duly manage COVID-19 will lead to another wave.
Dr. Colambage noted the fear surrounding the virus can be eased and the economy can be boosted through the revival of the tourism industry, adding public support for this purpose is crucial.