No island-wide lockdown: The public asked to avoid mass gatherings

Army Commander General Shavendra Silva asserted that no decision has been taken to enforce an island-wide lockdown and requested the public to avoid any mass gatherings as much as possible to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The Army Commander stated this while addressing a special media briefing held yesterday (23) at the Department of Government Information.

Furthermore, General Shavendra Silva requested the public to remain home during the weekend without attending any public gatherings or arranging trips.

General Shavendra Silva further added that the number of Covid-19 cases will be increased in the next few days and that some of the high-risk areas have already been isolated at the moment. The travel between these isolated areas have been restricted as well.

(Government official news)

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