While denying reports that the country would be placed under lockdown in the wake of new COVID-19 variant being detected in several areas in the country, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said appropriate actions would be taken as per the advise of health authorities.
He told media that they were currently studying the situation and the discussions are underway to decide on the course of action in the future.
“There are news being circulated that the country would be placed under lockdown. However, as of now, we don’t intend to go for a lockdown,” the Amry Chief added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)