Mar 30, 2020

Public warned that next 2 weeks would be decisive Featured

Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana says the next two weeks will be decisive for Sri Lanka in the efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and therefore requested the general public to remain indoors at all times.

DIG Ajith Rohana said until the 10th of April, curfew passes will be given only to those involved in operations related to essential services.

DIG Ajith Rohana added that health sector workers, media personnel and others who are involved in essential services will be permitted to use their official identification cards to travel during curfew hours.

He however stressed that even during non-curfew hours, the public should limit their travels.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s military chief Shavendra Silva who heads an anti-Covid-19 taskforce said isolated infections were still being confirmed and everyone should maintain a distance when curfew is lifted.

“You can see that from time to time, infected persons are turning up from here and there,” General Silva said in a recorded video address to media.

“There is a certain threat. Even though you do not know, there can be infected persons in society.