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COVID-19: Sri Lanka to relax curfew from tomorrow

Updated: May 11, 2020 4:41 pm

Sri Lankan government has decided to begin restoring normalcy with relaxation in curfew and allowing limited office work and economic activities from tomorrow after almost two months of curfew conditions in wake of COVID outbreak.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement said that with the COVID now under control to a certain degree, the government and private sector institutions will begin functioning with a limited number of employees and trains and buses will ply with limited number of passengers.

It said, schools and tuition classes will remain closed and social distancing rules are to be maintained when commencing work. Mr. Rajapaksa said that random sample testing will continue to be carried out and appealed for public support in maintaining social distancing norms. Country’s health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that the government does not anticipate the public to converge  for unimportant reasons.

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