In all other districts, the curfew was lifted at 6.00 am today and re-imposed at 2.00 pm. In these districts, the curfew will be lifted at 6.00 am on Thursday, 09th April and re-imposed at 4.00 pm the same day.
This week from April 06 to Friday April 10th has been declared a work from home week. Unless for essential services, traveling between districts has been completely banned.
The police warn that those who misuse the mechanisms put in place to ensure the smooth functioning of the essential services would be dealt with very strictly.
The government has implemented a mechanism for people to order their essential goods without any hindrance right from their homes.
Meanwhile, those engaged in farming and other agricultural trades such as tea estates and other export crops, have been granted permission to engage in their cultivations.
As the government has taken all these measures to ensure the safety of the public, the government urged the public to stay home and refrain from travelling around unless it is absolutely essential.
The areas in Colombo, Kalutara and Kandy which have been demarcated as isolated areas will remain in that status until further notice and no one is permitted to enter or leave these isolated villages until further notice