Curfew relaxed for all areas in Sri Lanka from today morning (26) including Colombo and Gampaha districts for the first time in two months as part of the Government’s move to normalise the country , officials said on Monday.
However, guidelines prescribed by the health authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus should strictly be followed during the operations of factories, institutes, offices, and shops as well as public transportation, stated President’s Media Division.
These guidelines include disinfection, wearing face masks, frequent washing of hands, and maintenance of social distance.
Heads of state and private sector entities are free to decide on the number and categories of workers to be called in for work in consideration of the nature of the services they provide and the issued health guidelines.
The Government requests the public to adhere to health recommendations while engaging in their daily activities even after the curfew is relaxed.
Thereafter, curfew will be imposed across the island from 10 pm to 4 am daily until further notice.
DIG Ajith Rohana asked the general public to maintain social distancing and adhere to health guidelines when the curfew is relaxed while quarantine laws are still in effect.
Director-General of Health services Dr Anil Jasinghe had issued a circular, enabling police to take action/arrest those who do not maintain social distance measures from today.
Current coronavirus situation in Sri Lanka
Ministry of Health states that Sri Lanka’s coronavirus cases count moved up to 1,182 on Monday (25) following the detection of 41 new coronavirus-positive persons.
Thereby, out of this total, 695 patients have recovered completely.
Meanwhile, 21 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Monday following complete recovery.
According to the latest figures published by the Epidemiology Unit at the Ministry of Health, 477 active COVID-19 patients are receiving medical treatment.
10th death from COVID-19 was also reported in Sri Lanka on Monday.
The death toll due to COVID-19 reached 10 as a female, who had been undergoing quarantine at the facility in Trincomalee upon returning from Kuwait, succumbed to the virus on Monday evening, the Government Information Department said in a statement on Monday, quoting Dr. Anil Jasinghe – Director General of Health Services.
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