Sri Lanka Army

Defender of the Nation

10th September 2021 08:02:53 Hours

Jaffna People Alerted to Risks in COVID-19 Transmission & Prevention

A general awareness programme on COVID -19 pandemic situation in the Jaffna peninsula, prevention and precautionary measures of COVID -19 and benefits of inoculating vaccines was conducted by 51 Division troops during 5-6 September 2021 through public announcements and propaganda materials.

People who live in Kopay, Kankasanthurei, Jaffna, Keeramalei and adjoining areas were made aware of the importance of preventing covid -19, following health guidelines including proper wearing of face masks, maintaining of social distance, etc to control the spread of the new delta variant.

This programme was initiated on the direction of the Commander Security Forces-Jaffna and the District Coordinator of COVID-19 Control and Prevention in Jaffna, Major General Jagath Kodithuwakku and under close supervision of the General Officer Commanding 51 Division, Major General Deepal Pussella.

The project also educated the public on the nature of symptoms of the Delta variant and how it causes the spread and how it could be prevented.