Japanese Govt. praises Sri Lankan military’s role in combating coronavirus
The Japanese Government has commended the role of the military and Police in supporting the health authorities to combat coronavirus in the country.
“We appreciate your efforts taken to control the spread of coronavirus,” Deputy Head of Mission of the Japanese Embassy Toshishiro Kitamura said when he met Defence Secretary Maj.Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne at the Ministry,
He said in Japan, which has a death toll of 360, the Government has requested people to ‘Stay at Home’ and no curfew was imposed to control the spread of the virus.
Explaining the present situation with regard to coronavirus control in the country, the Defence Secretary said the Government had applied the ‘root bolt’ system, which will evacuate all possible contact links of coronavirus infected patients in respective areas.
The Defence Secretary said if only the health authorities had given the task to control the spread of coronavirus, it would have reached to an uncontrollable point.
He also mentioned about 180 sailors getting infected with coronavirus, yesterday and the precautions taken at the Naval Base in Welisara to contain the spread of the virus to protect the others at the Naval Base.