Oct 04, 2020

Covid-19 : Govt. enforces several measures Featured

Several precautionary measures have been taken following the discovery of a Covid-19 patient from Divulapitiya this morning (04).

Health authorities have urged the public to strictly follow health regulations.

Meanwhile, Acting Director General of Health Services - Dr. S. Sridharan says that any person in Gampaha District experiencing symptoms of fever are urged to visit the nearest hospital for a PCR test. 

In the wake of this discovery, the ministry of Education announced in the morning that the second term school holiday would commence from tomorrow (05).

Passengers not allowed at Duty Free shops
Meanwhile, air passengers have been denied entry to Duty Free shops at the Katunayake Bandaranaike Airport.

The measure, taken on the directives of the BIA higher management,  will be in effect until further notice.

Buses only allowed passengers at seating capacity
All private and Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) buses will only be allowed to transport passengers according to the seating capacity of the bus.

State Minister Dilum Amunugama says the decision will be implemented with immediate effect in the wake of discovering a Covid-19 patient from Minuwangoda earlier today (04).

Public Day Cancelled
Secretary Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government - J.J. Ratnasiri had stated that this week's Public Day, which takes place tomorrow (05), will not be held.

No visitors at Mahara - Negombo prisonsA decision has been taken to temporarily halt the visitations of the Mahara and Negombo Prisons with immediate effect.

The Commissioner-General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya says that the decision will be in effect until further notice.

UoK closed
The University of Kelaniya, Naiwala Technical College and the Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute in Yakkala will be closed for a period of one week from tomorrow (October 05).

Further, students have been requested to vacate hostels immediately, the Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) said.

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