Sri Lanka public should avoid crossing district borders: Army Chief

ECONOMYNEXT – Members of the public should avoid crossing district borders and residents in Colombo in particular should not go out unless they are involved in essential services Army Chief Shavendra Silva said.

“Please do not cross district borders, and avoid travel,” General Silva told Sri Lanka’s Derana Television.

“There have been requests made to stop travel at the borders. We will have to do it if you do not stop travel.”

Overnight Sri Lanka imposed curfew in Maharagama, Panadura and Moratuwa police areas in the suburbs of the capital Colombo.

General Silva said the curfews were imposed after higher numbers were found in Maharagama and authorities put curfews in bordering areas to stop contact.

On October 27, 457 new cases were confirmed taking the total in the new wave to 4,939 and deaths to 03.

The head of the Sri Lanka’s Public Health Inspectors Union Upul Rohana had said in Colombo a major effort is being to keep control with conditions of almost community transmission emerging.

On October 27, 10 community health education staff of Colombo Municipality had been confirmed.

General Silva said PHIs were stretched in Colombo and Gampaha. In Gamapaha they have been supplemented with additional staff.

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