Nationwide lockdown from tonight in Sri Lanka
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Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella stated that Nationwide Lockdown will come into effect from 10 pm today (20) till 30th August 2021.
The lockdown will be lifted on August 30, at 4 am.
However, all essential services will continue to function as normal.
Nationwide Lockdown in effect from 10pm today (20/08) to Monday (30/08). All essential services will function as normal. I sincerely request all #lka citizens to adhere to the law and #StayHome
— Keheliya Rambukwella (@Keheliya_R) August 20, 2021
Both, ‘Nationwide Lockdown’ & ‘ No Lockdown’ , are same and will have no effect on Covid control, many believed. Because, the ‘essential services will continue’ means that all govt officials, politicians & other influential characters will be on the road (running here and there) expect a few poor, innocent and voiceless people stay at home. It should be a military like ‘curfew’ for a security situation if we really want some positive results.
There is no cure for common cold and common cold can kills people. The common cold is with us and those people with good immune system can will live and other will die. Same goes with this Covid 19. It is going to be with us for ever. By having a Lockdown will only prolonged the death of people whose immune system could not coop up. Other words when the lockdown is over we will be back to squire one.
I don’t think Lockdown will stop this virous spreading and it will have no effect on the total number of deaths due to this virus.
The only way to stop this nasty virus is to vaccinate the entire population.
Only thing this lockdown will do is bankrupt the country and mentally every one will be effected.
I admire your comments.
Unlike the cold and flu viruses, the CV19 virus, which was manufactured in a Wuhan Lab, is terribly contagious and can affect a larger number of people in a shorter time.
The white man’s weapon in this war is the ‘Vaccination’ which is proving to be ineffective in a short period of time. In Israel, where >80% of people are vaccinated, there are >6,000 infections per day.
This means, in order to benefit form the vaccine, there should be frequent continuation of vaccine doses. This means the white man is becoming richer by the day.
The best we can do, Ranjith, to beat the Virus, is to listen to what our mothers said when we were young.
Increase your hygiene by (1) washing hands when you enter home or any premises (2) leave footwear outside and wash them frequently (3) wash clothes every day (4) do not touch your face with your fingers (5) avoid crowds (6) maintain social distance specially where people consume food in gatherings / restaurants (7) take a dose of ‘peniya’ occasionally to strengthen immunity.
Simple rules to beat the Chinese Virus.
BTW, Ms. D. Abrew : You stated, ‘ (7) take a dose of ‘peniya’ occasionally to strengthen immunity.’ What kind of ‘peniya’ you are talking about? Dammika Peniya/Wada kaha sudiya/ or our poor old remady ‘Koriander’ drink? Bit confused.
A mug of boiled coriander once a week will do !
Roxie de Abrew. I agree with you. Also poor diet of Sri Lankens also has a effect on ill health. Every body in SL has some sort of ailment.
Mr Amarakoon. How about cutting lime and bashing coconuts in a Kovil planting some flags on a “BO” tree branch or offering Jasmine flowers to who ever concern to cure all Sri Lanken problems. That’s what Sri Lanken politiciens do.
The traditional symbolic actions such as cutting lime, bashing coconuts, offering flowers etc have provided society the means of dealing with mental health issues.
In Sri Lanka, mental health issues facing the community are significant; there is not enough money and income; there is no opportunity; security is not guaranteed.
To provide some mental stability, our forefathers had developed many actions that offer peace and calmness and are meant to keep hopes alive.
In the western world, such actions do not exists. The Chinese Covid 19 has imposed severe restrictions on the western way of life including no parties, no discos, no pubs and restaurants and no barbecue and fishing and golfing.
This has caused severe mental health issues in the western world and the solutions include consulting with Doctors and mental health Specialists and eventually, consuming pills and medicines that do nothing but enrich Big Pharma.
We should be thankful and engage in actions coming down from our forefathers to maintain sanity and mental health balance on a day to day basis.
Brother Ranjith, Yes, we need at laest billions of Lime’s, Billions of ‘Kattandiyas”, Billions of Jasmin Flowers, Billions of cocunuts (impoted from Malyasia), More than Billion meters of cloth to make Prayer Flags. BTW, Bo trees in SL are not sufficiant to hang these ‘flags’ to irradicate current problems in Sri Lanka. But deffinitely we need more than Billion Metric Tons of ‘Dummala’ to chase away the ‘Deshapaaluwa’s’ to ‘Yama-lokaya’ never-never land.
Dere Mr de Roxie de Abrew. About the mental health. Foreign governments give financial aid to Countries like Sri Lanka even they have financial problems . They know and they don’t want this aid to reach the poor but to line up the politicians pockets so that they can control the country by bribing these politicians. Just see the top of the range of luxury cars they have when poor people beg in trains and basses asking money for medical needs.
The aid we receive are the tax payers money from those countries. Part of these from pharmaceutical companies who make drugs, These drugs are initially tested on animals and then on human beings. This is a very expensive process and can be very costly to pay the compensation when it goes wrong when given to people. So when they contribute to part of the aid they can send this untested drugs to countries like Sri lanka to be tested on people. These are strong and dangerous drugs. Just visit one of our cram the book and passed the exam doctors. He will prescribe you with dozen of these drugs with different colours. No wonder our mental health has detoriyeted so much. Just see how people drive vehicles and cross the busy roads. Mind boggling.
Mr Amarakoon . You are absolutely right. You have to add, drinking a a litter of “pirith pan” and applying a litter of holy water to the head. Job done.