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Will not hesitate to impose restrictions if Covid situ worsens: Army Commander


18 December 2020 06:16 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


-But says no decision to impose curfew or lockdown at this stage 

While claiming that the government will not hesitate to impose further restrictions during the upcoming festive season if the prevailing Covid-19 situation worsens, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said yesterday however that they do not expect to impose further curfew or isolation at this stage.

Addressing the media in Jaffna, the Commander said that experts are evaluating the current Covid-19 situation daily and that a suitable decision would be taken with regard to curfew or isolation in order to safeguard the public if required.

"We do not expect to impose further curfew or isolation procedures at this stage especially during the festive season and we hope the public will behave in a more responsible manner," he said.

During his visit to the Security Force Headquarters - Jaffna, the Commander commended the commitment of the troops and their roles in the fight against the transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic and attempts being made to safeguard the citizens in the Jaffna peninsula. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

  Comments - 6

  • Ethanol Friday, 18 December 2020 08:35 AM

    Will it get worse? Why don't you distribute the syrup?

    Samson Friday, 18 December 2020 08:38 AM

    Measures to prevent travel beyond one's area may reduce the pandemic. Good example was in Melbourne where people were not allowed social travel beyond 5 Kms. SL had curfew for New Year, Vesak and Katine when numbers of sick was much less.

    kelum srimal Friday, 18 December 2020 09:07 AM

    are you gone nuts. what else to be worsened.

    Mm Friday, 18 December 2020 09:27 AM

    Ahh here we go, round and round the mulberry bush

    brainmaster Friday, 18 December 2020 06:48 PM

    It's the affluent people who travel. You should check all the residents in the newly constructed highrising buildings. There must be clusters and spreading from there. And don't forget Royal Park.

    Handiya Friday, 18 December 2020 07:55 PM

    What did you do when BRANDIX created chaos, the foundation of all the problems we are facing now!!!

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