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Opening public transport risky if guidelines not followed: GMOA

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today warned that opening up public transport for all districts could pose a severe health risk if relevant health guidelines are not followed.

GMOA spokesman Dr Navin de Zoysa speaking to The Morning said it was not advisable to commence operations as usual in all districts and that if done so it was vital that health guidelines be followed strictly.

“Opening up public transport poses a risk when there are two active clusters namely, the Welisara Navy Camp cluster and cluster of foreign returnees.”

The Ministry of Transport Services Management yesterday(2) announced that public transport services will commence operations as usual in all districts on 8th of June and noted that the service will be carried out in accordance with the safety guidelines issued by the health authorities.