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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 101

We have nothing to hide - Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva

By Manjari Peiris
Colombo, 14 July, (Asiantribune.com):

Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said, “We have nothing to hide as we convey all the details of those COVID 19 positive cases.”

At a media briefing held at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID 19 Outbreak, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, asserted; " We have nothing to hide as we convey all the details of those COVID-19 positive cases via President’s Office and also through the Government's Department of Information as we have been doing in the previous months. We will continue to do so, "

According to the results of PCR tests, 492 positive cases were reported from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Center of the Ministry of Justice. Of them 492 cases confirmed positive at Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, a total of 429 were detainees under rehabilitation, 47 staffers and the rest, 16 were among the associates, including those from Rajanganaya area.

" Some of the stories emanate from towns, like Ratnapura, etc attribute to detection of positive COVI19 patients from those areas, which is not the case. In fact, all those are the ones who have visited their relatives and friends under detention at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre, but they are not positive ones at all as alleged in some quarters.

Once Medical Officers of Health and PHIs in those respective areas are informed of those contacts who visited Kandakadu, steps have been taken to keep them in self-quarantine in their places of residence, which is sometimes interpreted wrongly as detection of a COVID 19 patient," he elaborated.

- Asian Tribune -

We have nothing to hide - Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva
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