The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says state sector employees and their families will be inconvenienced as a result of the government’s decision amidst the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.
The PHI Union charges that although the government states all government employees have been vaccinated, it is not true.
Chairman of the PHI Union Upul Rohana said however the public must act responsibly to ensure the virus does not spread in public transport and in office.
Upul Rohana said a circular has been issued to summon all state sector employees to work, based on the directives of the Presidential Secretariat.
He claimed that PHI at grassroot level don’t agree with the decision.
He said when reaching this decision, the government has failed to direct attention towards crucial matters.
He noted that although state sector employees have been administered vaccines against COVID-19, a majority have only received one dose adding it will not provide complete immunity.
He claimed most employees’ families have not been administered vaccines.
He stated such individuals will travel to Colombo and other congested areas for work purposes and return home, with members of the household at great risk.
He expressed his regret that this matter has been overlooked.
Upul Rohana added the decision will likely lead to devastating results.