No intention to impose lock-down: Ajith Rohana

11 July 2020 06:01 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Responding to a question asked by a journalist about the possibility of a lock-down situation in the country, DIG Ajith Rohana today said they had no intention of imposing a lock-down because there was no community transmission of COVID-19 according to the health authorities.

However, he requested the people to remain vigilant and follow the health guidelines issued by the health authorities with regards to wearing face masks, physical distancing and hand hygiene.

“Even though there is no community transmission, the COVID-19 threat still exists,” the DIG said adding that Sri Lanka had controlled the pandemic according to World Health Organisation’s (WHO) statistics with a 0.05% COVID-19 death rate.

Nevertheless, he said nowadays the people have neglected the health guidelines which might lead to serious repercussions.

The DIG urged the people to extend their fullest support as previously to control this pandemic successfully. (By Thisari Walawege)

  Comments - 1

  • Odin Sunday, 12 July 2020 07:15 AM

    Until some VVIP Minister in the govt. gets the virus!!!

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Sri Lanka’s children fast becoming victims of adult industry

Sri Lanka has become an unsafe place for children. Even with a National Child

My time is up – Mahinda Deshapriya

With just hours to go before the 2020 Parliamentary Election, Election Commis

Anuruddha Sampayo remanded till tomorrow

Former Negombo Prison Superintendent Anuruddha Sampayo, who was taken into th

A response to DM exposé on Tea Promotion Officer

With reference to the Daily Mirror Expose article and Page 1 news item, both