The Government Medical Officers’ Association says travel restrictions must be imposed strictly in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
GMOA Media Spokesperson Dr. Samantha Ananda said at a time the country is under lockdown, concerns have arisen over whether the restrictions are being imposed in a stringent manner.
He further stated quarantine curfew will have to be extended further if travel restrictions are disregarded.
He claimed several vehicles are on the streets, raising suspicions over the imposition of travel restrictions.
Dr. Samantha Ananda said the government has reached a difficult decision to impose a lockdown, which has an impact on the economy and has led to several social issues as well as short-term and long-term issues.
He therefore urged the public to adhere to quarantine curfew.