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The people living outside the curfew areas had been requested to be watchful when travelling or visiting public places as next seven days would be crucial in terms of reporting novel Covid-19 cases from society, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.

“The focus in coming days would be on tracing the movements of the Minuwangoda Apparel Factory workers including places they had visited. We have launched a special operation for this purpose,” he said.  

Commander Silva said the Covid-19 symptoms on such associates might appear in the next seven days.Therefore, he reiterated people living outside the curfew areas to be more vigilant when visiting public places.

“We also request people to seek immediate medical treatment if found with any Covid-19 symptoms,” he added.

Meanwhile, Army Commander said they were taking all measure to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading into society and bring back normalcy in the country. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Amnesty International Thursday, 08 October 2020 01:17 PM

    Everytime I hear army commander making comments, I realise this is real, not a nightmare. He is really our army commander, o my God.

    Desillusioned Thursday, 08 October 2020 01:43 PM

    Yes you are right. He is a non convicted war criminal ruling our country together with that other one.

    Gratiaen Hewa Thursday, 08 October 2020 01:38 PM

    I see it as a very good thing in educating the people to take adequate precautions. Thank you Sir our Army Commander!!!

    Wesley Moses Sunday, 18 October 2020 10:30 AM

    Excellent, We are proud of you and your government..

    BigEars Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:06 PM

    We have been watchful since March this year. You guys have not. Just talk big. Now locate the patient No.1 in this cluster.

    Anthony. R Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:19 PM

    What has the Commander of the Army got to do with a Medical Epidemic, shame on the Medical Profession. Is he the Cheif Virologist or just Jack of all Trades. Oh la la Land.

    Jehan Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:23 PM

    Very convenient: Elections China virus ran away, Inauguration China virus ran away, 20th amendment China virus comes back Is that China virus is used to suppress the people by shouting holman.

    Asanka Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:26 PM

    Why is everyone who glorified this man and the government silent suddenly?

    Praveen Thursday, 08 October 2020 03:52 PM

    What just because of a new issue, you forget all the good they did between March- September?

    Sanath Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:29 PM

    The main reason for people hiding and not going to hospital is because using the army commander to control this issue. Look at other countries doctors are the ones who are coming to media and briefing.

    Sando Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:36 PM

    No curfew please. We will fight it with the Economy running too.. Test....Isolate and Treat. Way forward.

    saman thenne Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:40 PM

    while public did everything possible the task force to prevent covid 19 got involved with favoritism. we need to know who authorized brandix to bring indians without pcr at acritical time like this?

    Sokrates Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:45 PM

    He cannot handle an pandemic crisis, he was never trained to do so. He was trained for war, which he has extensively proven.

    Dilshan Perera Thursday, 08 October 2020 02:48 PM

    The people deserve this suffering.. in fact they deserve much worse.. the entire public deserve to be ravaged with the infection and suffer massive deaths for their carelessness and selfishness.. especially the idiot scum that have commented above here.. wish them a horrifying painful death in next few weeks!

    Thimothy joseph Thursday, 08 October 2020 03:17 PM

    When the situation was not that serious the country was locked down for 3 months. Now that we know a very serious threat in front of us... Why on earth we dont close for just one week to see where we are heading and to put a collective action plan.

    BE FAIR Thursday, 08 October 2020 03:19 PM

    Be watchful of COVID for 20A

    Kemananda de silva Thursday, 08 October 2020 03:43 PM

    This guy is not only a war criminal, he sexually assaulted a young SL woman while he was at SL mission in New York. He is calling the shots about Covid-19, What the fell he knows about this dredly China virus. SL government was given false information all this time, it caught up to them. “SUBA ANGATAYAK”

    Megan Alwis Thursday, 08 October 2020 03:57 PM

    SL people deserve this, This is god’s way of punishing the idiots who brought these idiots crooks to power. I hope all these idiot village people get wiped out for voting to these crooks . God do exist, god will punish them all.

    Dee Thursday, 08 October 2020 06:01 PM

    Are the 'identified clusters' story still on Sir?

    Truth Thursday, 08 October 2020 06:15 PM

    Why are we still using a military guy to control a virus. Change the leadership to a doctor and take orders from a doctor. you don't have any expertise towards a deadly virus

    Student Thursday, 08 October 2020 06:56 PM

    THEY say next 7 days are crucial. But still they gonna keep the exams

    Duminda Perera Thursday, 08 October 2020 08:11 PM

    It's high time Indians are not allowed to come into the country who are suspected carriers of the virus.

    Asoka Thursday, 08 October 2020 09:26 PM

    The China virus! The gift that keeps giving!

    Kumar Friday, 09 October 2020 01:17 PM

    It is the nationality that matters, Either Chinese or Indian or whoever, just do PCR on arrival


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