SLMA urges people to limit movement
August 3, 2021 05:26 pm
The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) has appealed to the members of the public to limit their movement within the coming two months as much as possible until the majority of the population is vaccinated against the COVID-19.
SLMA’s chairwoman, Dr. Padma Gunaratne, who addressed a media briefing in Colombo, stated that the public should be the most careful when using public transport services.
“The increase in novel coronavirus patients is very high now. That is why we cautioned of this uptick two weeks ago. How the next two weeks will turn out is already decided.”
D. Gunaratne urged the public to take precautionary measures and to wear the face masks at all times when they step out of the house.
Meanwhile, Dr. Manilka Sumanathilake, who joined the media briefing, cautioned people not to let their guard down after getting vaccinated.
“Some think they can get back to their usual lifestyle soon after receiving the vaccine. That is a completely wrong assumption.”
Explaining further, he stated that it would take at least a month to build good immune resposen against novel coronavirus after receiving both doses.