Sep 02, 2020

Covid-19 threat, not ceased - Army commander

The people must abide by health guidelines as the coronavirus threat has not ceased, Army commander Shavendra Silva warned on Tuesday.

“Some people do not wear face masks amidst a growing belief that Covid-19 does not exist in the country anymore,” Silva, a lieutenant general, lamented.

He stressed that the people must act carefully to prevent the virus from spreading among the community.

The number of coronavirus cases identified in the country has risen to 3,092 with 43 new cases reported yesterday.

The Government Information Department said 26 arrivals from Qatar, six arrivals from the Maldives, six returnees from Kuwait, three returnees from India, an arrival from the United Arab Emirates and an Indian national tested positive for the virus.