The ‘Work from Home’ period has been extended further for another week from April 6 to 10, in order to strengthen the efforts of the Government to prevent the spread of COVID – 19 in the country. Last week too it was declared a work from home week.
This will apply to all State, Semi-government and private sector entities except which are categorized as essential services.
The Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Jaffna and Kandy districts have been identified as high-risk areas and the curfew currently in force will continue until further notice.
In all other districts, the curfew now in force will be lifted at 6.00 am tomorrow (April 06) and will be re-imposed at 2.00 pm until further notice.
Meanwhile, travel between districts has been completely banned, unless for essential services. However, the Police warn that those misusing the mechanisms imposed for the smooth operation of essential services will be dealt with severely.
The government has organised mechanisms for the public to purchase essential food items from their homes through mobile services continuously.
In any district, there is no restriction placed on the farmers and small tea estates and export crop manufacturing processes and they can engage in their work.
The government urged the public to adhere to the health advice and instruction as these measures have been taken in order to ensure the safety of the public from this deadly Coronavirus.
The areas demarcated as isolated areas in the Colombo, Kalutara and Kandy Districts will continue as isolated areas to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and no one is allowed to enter or leave these restricted zones.