Sri Lankans should fulfill their responsibilities : Army Commander

Sri Lankans should fulfill their responsibilities : Army Commander

Sri Lankans should fulfill their responsibilities : Army Commander

Written by Staff Writer

20 Mar, 2020 | 10:55 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva called on all Sri Lankans to fulfill their responsibilities by undergoing self-quarantine or by adhering to the advice of health officials, in the midst of the spread of COVID-19.

“We will definitely win this challenge,” Lt. Gen. Silva, who heads the National Operation Centre for the Prevention of COVID – 19 said.

He expressed satisfaction over the manner in which the quarantining process has been carried out in the country.

“From the 10th of this month until today only 22 people who had undergone quarantine were tested positive for the Coronavirus,” the Army Commander noted adding that 2731 persons were quarantined at 17 centres in the country.

He explained that among the 22 patients who were tested positive for the virus, 19 of them were from the quarantine centre in Kandakadu while three were from the quarantine centre in Punani.

Among them, one patient had arrived from UK while the rest of the patients had arrived from Italy.

Lt. Gen. Silva pointed out that the doctors and medical staff in the country are making “sacrifices” to treat affected patients, and those who have been admitted upon suspicion of having contracted the disease.

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