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COLOMBO (Citizen) - Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva requests the public to avoid panicking over the many rumours circulating at present. Emphasizing that all the relevant facts are being released to the media, he requested the public to maintain faith in such facts. These statements were made through a statement to the media. 

The Army Commander explained the current situation in the country regarding COVID-19. About 90% of the garment factory workers from the Minuwangoda factory and their families have been placed under quarantine while arrangements have been made to place all the remaining families under quarantine as well. 

Persons who had come into contact with employees from the Minuwangoda factory as well as their families will definitely be quarantined within the next two days, he stated. 

While pharmacies and shops selling essential food in the areas under curfew in the Gampaha District remained open until now, they will be closed from today (October 13) but should be open in three days, the Army Commander stated.

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