Government decides to continue with curfew

The Government has decided to continue with the curfew which was to be relaxed on Monday.

The decision was taken after the current situation in the country by reviewed today.

Accordingly, the curfew in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts will not be relaxed on Monday 27 April will continue till 5am on 4th May.

The President’s Media Division said that the curfew in all other districts will be relaxed at 5am on Monday 27 April and reimposed at 8pm that night. Overnight curfew in these areas will continue till 1st May.

All Government and private institutions have been allowed to resume operations from 4th May after the curfew is lifted.

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. (Colombo Gazette)

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