Curfew to be temporarily relaxed on Monday despite concerns

Despite concerns raised over the public failing to strictly comply with the health guidelines, the Police announced today that the curfew imposed in Colombo and other parts of the country will be temporarily relaxed on Monday as earlier announced.

The Police media unit said this morning (Saturday) that the curfew will be lifted islandwide at 5am on Monday.

The Police said the curfew will be lifted in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts on Monday.

The curfew will also be lifted in the Warakapola Police division in Kegalla, the Alawathugoda Police division in Kandy and the Akkaraipattu Police division in Ampara.

The curfew, which was imposed in the other districts last night (Friday) will also be lifted at 5am on Monday 27 April.

However, the Police said that entry and exit to the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will not be permitted.

Earlier yesterday the Police said that social distancing is being disregarded in most places, especially in public transport.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana had said that the Police have been advised to educate the public on the importance of social distancing.

He urged the public, including those operating public transport to strictly adhere to the health guidelines issued by the Health Ministry.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the Police will conduct special operations to ensure health guidelines are strictly followed. (Colombo Gazette)

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