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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2957

The Curfew Update In Sri Lanka

Colombo, 05 April, (

The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will be continued under further notice, stated President’s Media Division.

Curfew in other 19 districts will be lifted at 6 am tomorrow (6) and will be re-imposed at 2 pm and will continue until further notice.

The statement from the President Media said that in order to strengthen the efforts of the Government to prevent spread of COVID-19 virus in the country, the duration from April 6 to 10 had also been declared as a 'Work from Home' period. It said this will apply to all State, semi-government and private sector entities except which are categorized as essential services.

Traveling to and from all districts is completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.
Those who misuse regulations introduced with the aim of continuing essential services will severely be dealt with according to the law, the PMD said.

Since the sole purpose of these measures is to ensure the well-being of the people of this country in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government requests the public to strictly follow guidelines in a responsible manner.
I n the meantime the Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the inquiries into the COVID-19 infections have been intensified.

However, he urges the public to alert the health authorities immediately if symptoms appear.

Accordingly, the public can inform the authorities through the hotline 1390 if they suffer from cough, cold and respiratory issues he said.

He further said that the upcoming time period until after the New Year will be critical as they would be able to gain some insight into the control of the spread of infection by April 17.

Thereby, the measures taken to curtail the virus spread in the country will have to continue until the end of the aforementioned time period, he added.

- Asian Tribune -

The Curfew Update In Sri Lanka
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