The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka has warned there may be an increase in the number of COVID-infections by December.
Speaking to media in Puttalam, Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said this situation will arise due to the festive season that will continue throughout the month of December.
Rohana said the COVID-19 pandemic will prevail throughout next year if the virus continues to spread.
He said they observed the public engaging in trips and other activities including beach parties completely disregarding health guidelines.
He said this will lead to an increase in infections based on the current situation.
The Chairman of the Union said the number of COVID-deaths will reduce due to the satisfactory level of the vaccination programme adding however there is a high probability of more clusters emerging.
He said health regulations including wearing a face mask are not diligently followed.
Rohana said the public suffered various consequences since January due to similarly disregarding health guidelines during the festive season.