National Operation Centre for Prevention of
COVID - 19 Outbreak

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  • Travel Restrictions to be Lifted on Monday (21) & Re-imposed on Wednesday (23)

    20th June 2021 10:15:34 Hours

    The current travel restrictions will be lifted at 4.00 am on Monday (21 June) and re-imposed at 10.00 pm on Wednesday (23 June). It will afterwards continue till 4.00 am on Friday (25 June), says General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army.

  • Buddhist Monk’s Generosity Gets Medical Equipment for Wanni COVID-19 Patients

    20th June 2021 10:11:46 Hours

    The Incumbent at Sapumalgaskanda Raja Maha Viharaya and Founder Sri Shakyaputhra Foundation, Ven Shantha Bodhi Thero provided two syringe pumps worth of Rs 300,000.00 to treat COVID patients in the Wanni region on Wednesday (16).

  • Vavuniya District Authorities Review COVID - 19 Developments

    20th June 2021 09:59:58 Hours

    The Commander, Security Forces - Wanni, Major General Hemantha Bandara as the Overall Coordinator of Prevention of COVID - 19 for Vavuniya district presided one more coordinating conference on Sunday (13) at the District Secretariat Office - Vavuniya with the participation of the District Secretary - Vavuniya, Mr S.M Saman Bandulasena and a host of state officials.

  • One more Discussion at NOCPCO Reviews Developments

    18th June 2021 08:08:04 Hours

    Another round of discussion on the status quo, related to spread/prevention of the epidemic, ongoing travel restrictions, conduct of PCR tests, evaluation of the outcome of travel restrictions, identification of new variants, focus on affected patients in society, possibility for increase of PCRs from outside for better results, quick transmission of information on deaths and infected numbers, procedures, maintenance of ICCS and readiness for contingencies got underway this afternoon (16) at the Rajagiriya (NOCPCO).

  • 'Sunquick' Offers its Refreshing Sachets for Distribution among Frontline Health Workers

    13th June 2021 06:29:44 Hours

    A representative managerial team of 'Sunquick Lanka' Company Limited considering fatigued and committed COVID-19 prevention roles, being performed by frontline service personnel across the country gifted a consignment of 100,000 sachets of Sunquick fruit drinks to General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID -19 Outbreak, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army for distribution among frontliners as refreshments.

  • Travel Restrictions Extended Till 21 June - Head NOCPCO

    12th June 2021 06:30:54 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army announced that travel restrictions now in force will be extended till 4.00 am on 21 June 2021 and will not be lifted on 14 June 2021.

  • Kamburupitiya Adapana Hospital to Get an ICC for COVID Patients

    12th June 2021 06:24:52 Hours

    The foundation stone was laid at Adapana Hospital premises at Kamburupitiya in Matara District for construction of a new ward for COVID-19 infected pregnant mothers as an Intermediate Care Centre (ICC) in the event of any emergency after an increase of the victims. It was done on the instructions of Major General Dammi Hewage, General Officer Commanding, 61 Division.

  • Vavuniya District Committee Reviews COVID-19 Developments

    12th June 2021 06:22:07 Hours

    District Committee Meeting of Vavuniya for COVID-19 Control was held on 04th June 2021 in order to discuss the prevailing pandemic situation in the region.

  • NOCPCO Experts' Committee Seeks Possibilities to Avoid Delays of Death Toll Reporting

    07th June 2021 16:48:22 Hours

    General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Dr Asela Gunawardene, DG Health Services (DGHS) this afternoon (6) attended one more round of discussion on the COVID-19 status quo in general and transmission of information, related to day's death toll.

  • Reasons Explained for Increase of Positive Cases at NOCPCO Meeting

    07th June 2021 07:39:31 Hours

    A routine review meeting of Task Force members in the NOCPCO and other relevant stakeholders including medical specialists got underway on Friday (4) at Rajagiriya NOCPCO, headed by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army where a range of pertinent concerns on COVID-19 control were re-visited and evaluated with the objective of refreshing related information and updates.