Curfew in Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda and Veyangoda continues

The curfew imposed on Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda and Veyangoda police divisions yesterday (04) is still in effect.

Police stated that the law will be strictly enforced against those who violate the curfew instructions.

The curfew was imposed after a Corvid 19 infected woman was identified in the Divulapitiya area in Gampaha.

According to the health authorities, about 720 people who closely associated with the infected woman have been identified so far.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed yesterday (04) that the woman’s daughter was also infected with the virus.

DIG Ajith Rohana noted that strict action would be taken against individuals who don’t comply with curfew laws.

Meanwhile under the prevailing situation, the commencement of holidays for the second school term is to be in effect from today onwards. This decision is valid for all catholic, private and international schools as well.

Further, the ministry of education has informed that the preschools are to be closed from today onwards until further notice.

In addition holding of tuition classes in the Gampaha and Colombo district has been suspended until further notice.

Further the government news department noted that the public day in government offices will not be held this week.

The state minister of transport, Dilum Amunugama noted that until informed, all passenger busses should be accommodating passengers based on the number of seats.

The department of railways noted that those entering train stations for transportation should adhere to the health guidelines. The department noted that it is compulsory to wear face masks when traveling on trains as well.

The minister of health Pavithra Wanniarachchi attending a media briefing noted that the public should adhere to the health and safety guidelines when engaging in their day today activities.

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