The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka says stern action will be taken against those who do not adhere to health regulations.
Commenting on quarantine curfew being lifted, Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said a decline in following regulations has been noticed amongst the public.
Rohana said the public have resumed all activities similar to the period prior to March 2020, after the 45-day long quarantine curfew was lifted.
He said public transport and places of employment have also disregarded health guidelines.
He said the public are under the impression that there is no risk of contracting the coronavirus.
He added infections are still being identified on ground level while many infections are at home based on field observations.
Rohana said symptoms of these patients do not turn severe as they have been vaccinated adding ground level PCR tests and Antigen testing have been limited while all other processes have been halted.
Rohana attributed the decline in hospitalization of COVID-19 patients to minor symptoms adding the current infections are identified when individuals are being hospitalized for other illnesses.
He reiterated the importance of adhering to health guidelines adding the infections could increase if immunity received from vaccines decline.
Rohana said PHI will monitor the situation and take legal action adding legal action will also be taken against heads of state and private institutions.