Politicians who visited Rajanganaya funeral engaged in campaigning without quarantine: PHIs

The Public Health Inspectors’ Union (PHIU) alleged that several politicians who had visited the funeral house in Rajanganaya, where a Covid-19-positive person had also attended the funeral, are ignoring the compulsory 14-day quarantine and instead freely engaging in political campaigns.

PHIU President Upul Rohana told the media that out of four politicians who had attended the funeral, only one is currently undergoing 14 days in quarantine, while the other three are freely moving within the society while engaging in political campaigns, putting others at risk.

According to the PHIU, failure to follow the instructions given by the authorities to control the spread of the highly contagious disease is a violation of the Quarantine and Prevention of Diseases Act.

Around 12,000 people in Rajanganaya are currently under self-quarantine after it was discovered that an instructor from the Kandakadu Training and Rehabilitation Centre, who later tested positive for Covid-19, had attended the funeral. (MM)