The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says the number of COVID-19 patients being identified daily at ground level has increased once again.
Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said a majority of them are asymptomatic, as a result of the vaccination rate.
Speaking to media Upul Rohana claimed the number of COVID-19 cases have increased as a result of the public failing to adhere to travel restrictions and health guidelines, with two weeks having lapsed since quarantine curfew was lifted.
He said therefore random PCR and rapid antigen tests must be conducted amongst the public promptly.
Upul Rohana noted the tests must be conducted to determine the true situation in the country in order to take steps to identify sources and take measures promptly to prevent the spread of the virus.
He added the rise in COVID-19 cases may be problematic in future.
Upul Rohana further stated the public is disregarding health advice at present, and if the situation continues an uncontrollable COVID wave will emerge in the country.
He noted people have also failed to wear face masks while the manner in which public transport is being used by passengers is also regretful.
The PHI Union stated if the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise it will lead to an increase in deaths of immunocompromised and unvaccinated individuals.