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Navy takes important steps to stops spread of Covid-19 virus

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Navy assists sterilization of Election Secretariat

Election Secretariat

In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID – 19 in the country, Sri Lanka Navy threw its weight behind sterilization of theElection Secretariat, today (19thMarch 2020).

In a bid to strengthen the incorporated mechanism for controlling the spreading of the Corona virus and in response to a request made by Commissioner General of Elections Mr. Mahinda Deshapriya, under the directives and guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Siva, Navy’s Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Unit engaged to sterilize the Election Secretariat in Colombo, today (19thMarch 2020).

During the cleansing programme, to ensure the protection of the staff of the Election Secretariat who are getting ready for the upcoming general election, all areas of the Election Secretariat premises were sterilized following Standard Operational Procedures. Meanwhile, the Navy is geared up by all means to take every possible action to sterilize public places as required in forthcoming days.

Quarantine centre set up at Boossa naval premises

In the backdrop where COVID-19 outbreak has turned out to be pandemic across the world, Sri Lanka Navy shouldering the national responsibility has swiftly set up a quarantine centre at the Boossa naval premises on 16th March 2020 to accommodate the influx of passengers from affected countries.

To augment the government efforts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country, a four-storied building at Boossa Navy Base was prepared for quarantine, on the instructions of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva. The medical staff of the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital provided necessary training and instruction on quarantining to the naval personnel. The quarantine centre can accommodate 136 people in need of such facilities.

Those who would arrive at the quarantine centre are provided with all necessary facilities such as sanitary ware, Wi-Fi, television, fans, laundry, etc. Under the supervision of the Naval Public Health Inspectors, all necessary arrangements have been made to provide cooked nutritious food to those who arrive at the quarantine centre.

Navy engaged in programme of disinfecting Trincomalee railway station

In a bid to arrest the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID – 19) in the island, Sri Lanka Navy engaged in a programme of disinfecting the Trincomalee railway station today (18th March 2020).

In support of the government’s coordinated efforts to control the spread of the disease in the country, the Navy has already commenced several programmes under the able guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

Taking the safety of commuters into consideration, this programme of public transport sterilization was carried out at the Trincomalee railway station by Navy’s Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Unit. Accordingly, the Trincomalee railway station premises and train compartments were sterilized thoroughly in accordance with proper procedures.

Meanwhile, the Navy is geared up by all means to carryout similar sterilization programmes in the future to prevent the Coronavirus from spreading.

Navy undertakes sterilization of Trincomalee bus station

In an attempt to stop the spread of COVID – 19 in the country, Sri Lanka Navy engaged in sterilization of the Trincomalee bus station on 17th March 2020).

In the backdrop where the novel coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the government has taken several steps to control the spread of the disease. Accordingly, under the directives and guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Siva, a group of naval personnel attached to the Eastern Naval Command had been engaged to sterilize the main bus station of Trincomalee, in an attempt to further spread of the disease as the number of COVID-19 positive cases has increased at an alarming rate. 

The sterilization programme was conducted by the Navy’s Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Unit and the naval personnel properly carried out sterilization of the bus station premises as well as all busses.

The occasion was attended by senior officers and a large number of sailors. Meanwhile, the Navy is geared up by all means to take every possible action to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.