The Democratic Labour Party on Wednesday challenged the Government to outline a clear plan to tackle rising COVID-19 cases.
Below is the full statement issued by President Verla De Peiza:
What Is The Plan?
What is the government’s policy on health as it relates to Covid? What are the benchmarks that indicate imminent need for a lockdown? How close are we as a country to that edge?
The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) asks these questions in the context of 210 new cases and 1 death in the first 19 days of this month.
By any index this is alarming and a cause for concern; especially as we welcome visitors while grappling with our internal community spread and a seriously low uptake of the vaccine.
Clearly, a two-week part-time curfew meant nothing to the spread of the virus.
If the decision is that we tough it out, tell us outright.
If it is that we need to re-introduce harsher measures, say that too. This is not the time to be silent, but to speak up firmly.
The former leader was consistently accused of not speaking; this leader is emerging as one who is increasingly silent on critical issues.
This is a time when the country needs strong leadership and definitive policy articulation, no matter how unpopular the decision might be.
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President of the Democratic Labour Party
Verla De Peiza