Army Commander Shavendra Silva said today that only five deaths among the total Covid-19 deaths reported in the country were caused by the viral infection while all the other deaths were caused by chronic diseases.
The Army Commander said that Secretary to the Health Ministry has confirmed this.
Commenting on the deaths of COVID-19 patients occurred at homes, the Commander urged that those who are suffering from chronic diseases to seek medical treatment whenever required without staying at home despite curfew or lockdown.
He said Sri Lanka has an excellent health service and that no one should hide in or refrain from seeking medical treatment.
“We have established a mechanism where those who need emergency medical requirements can arrive at hospitals in an ambulance even when there is a lockdown. Public should keep in mind that everyone who have contracted the virus will not end up dead. From among those tested positive for the virus, only a very few number, at least 0.2 per cent, died due to Covid-19,” the Commander said.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
You are absolutely correct 'Sar' . This virus is well 'under' control and confined to 'identified cluster'. Whatever happens we are with you you 'Sar'.
joshua Thursday, 12 November 2020 06:21 PM
yes, SL is unique country no.
Robin rajendran Thursday, 12 November 2020 06:58 PM
This gives a impression that army Commander do not have knowledge about corona virus what he doesn’t know is this virus kills people who have choronical issues more than than the normal people who are Healthy can he prove than numbers given 45 death have no symtims of Covid 19
Nalin Thursday, 12 November 2020 07:41 PM
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FF Thursday, 12 November 2020 09:01 PM
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UR Gamage Friday, 13 November 2020 12:53 AM
Military analysis of pandemic victims! We are
Simon Fernando Friday, 13 November 2020 01:31 AM
So many "Hocus Pocus" experts are at work these days while the poor has faced very dangerous health crisis.
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