‘Govt. must admit COVID-19 community spread’

2020-10-23 at 13:38

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says the government must admit, instead of concealing and denying that community spread of COVID-19 has occurred, in light of the discovery of more coronavirus clusters in the island.

The Opposition Leader speaking in Parliament today accused the government of a lack of foresight and carelessness with regard to COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

However he praised efforts by the Police, Tri-Forces and health authorities. Premadasa said the government was sensitive to challenges faced by the people prior to the election, adding that the economy is now in shambles due to poor economic mismanagement.

He therefore urged the government to focus attention on issues at hand.