No lockdown, says Army Commander

Thinappuyal English October 7, 2020 Comments Off on No lockdown, says Army Commander

Head of National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 and Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva yesterday said that there will be no lockdown, as it will cause a lot of hardships for people and hinder their day to day life.

He said that identifying the close contacts of those Covid-19 infected is more important without imposing a country-wide lockdown based on daily situation reports.

“Discussions were carried out with the President regarding the situation and the President instructed to carefully monitor the situation”.

He added that more than 1000 peoplr are employed at the Minuwangoda garment factory, while another 400 were engaged in sanitary services and around 400 reside in nearby areas. The remaining 495 are living in various parts of the country.

“The services of those people who came into contact with the first COVID-19 case in the garment factory have been temporarily suspended. Measures have been taken to identify more people who may have come into contact with woman. More than 100 people were directed to quarantine centres operated by the Sri Lanka Army. The remaining majority are within the Police curfew areas. That is why we didn’t go for a lockdown. Although it is easier, we have decided to move forward, while controlling the situation.”
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