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.