The public have been informed that it is mandatory to wear face masks when traveling on main roads and by- roads from today.
Police Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne said a large number of Health officials, and Tri- Forces and Police personnel are constantly on the roads carrying out their official duties to minimize the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka.
A large group of these officials have gone into self- quarantine due to the irresponsible behaviour of some citizens who had disregarded guidelines issued by health officials, he said.
SP Senaratne pointed out that it was the responsibility of all citizens to help protect the health of these officials carrying out their duties.
He added that only then can their services be provided further to combat against COVID-19 in Sri lanka and safeguard society.
Police Spokesman SP Jaliya Senaratne requested the public, as a show of respect and support to the Health officials, and Tri- Forces and Police personnel on duty, to wear face masks when stepping outdoors. (Colombo Gazette)