Public urged to act responsibly when curfew is relaxed

The public have been urged to act responsibly when the curfew is relaxed this week.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa tweeted saying the objective of relaxing the curfew is to reactivate the economy, while measures to contain the coronavirus will continue in parallel.

“It is imperative to adhere to health guidelines and act responsibly for the safety of society at large,” he said.

The curfew imposed around the country will be temporarily lifted in most areas, including in parts of Colombo this week.

The President’s Media Division said that the curfew will be lifted in all districts, except Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy, Kegalle and Ampara on Monday 20 April at 5am and will be reimposed at 8pm that evening.

The President’s Media Division said that the curfew will continue daily from 8pm to 5am in these areas.

Meanwhile, in Colombo, the curfew will be temporarily lifted in most areas on Wednesday 22 April at 5am and reimposed at 8pm, except in Kotahena, Grandpass, Bambalapitiya, Keselwatte, Maradana, Gotatuwa, Muleriyawa, Wellampitiya, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala and Kohuwala.

The curfew in the selected areas, namely Kotahena, Grandpass, Bambalapitiya, Keselwatte, Maradana, Gotatuwa, Muleriyawa, Wellampitiya, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala and Kokuwala will continue until further notice.

In Gampaha, the curfew will be temporarily lifted in most areas on Wednesday 22 April at 5am and reimposed at 8pm, except in Ja-ela, Kochchikade and Seeduwa.

In Puttalam, the curfew will be temporarily lifted in most areas on Wednesday 22 April at 5am and reimposed at 8pm, except in Puttalam, Marawila and Wennappuwa.

And in Kalutara, the curfew will be temporarily lifted in most areas on Wednesday 22 April at 5am and reimposed at 8pm, except in Bandaragama, Payagala, Beruwala, and Aluthgama.

The President’s Media Division said no one can enter or leave the areas where the curfew will continue.

Limited number of employees have been instructed to report to work at Government institutions in areas where the curfew will be temporarily lifted.

Private establishments have been instructed to open office at 10am and also decide on the number of staff they require. They have also been advised to strictly follow the health advise issued in relation to the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)

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