May 10, 2021

No island-wide lockdown - Shavendra

No decision was reached to impose an island-wide lockdown, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said today (10).

However, travel restrictions between provinces may be imposed in the next few days, he added.

Despite travel restrictions, measures to continue essential services without hindrance will be taken, he added.

He had also said that the vaccination initiative too will be expedited from tomorrow onwards with the intervention of the tri-forces.

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