NIC rule now applicable only when curfew is in effect

The National Identity Card (NIC) rule will be applicable only in areas where the curfew is in effect, the President’s Office said today.

The President’s Office said that the NIC rule will not be enforced in areas where the curfew is relaxed.

The NIC system will enable the public in areas where the curfew is in force, to step outside on selected days based on the last digits of their NICs to purchase essential items.

The President’s office said that the NIC system was introduced to prevent large gatherings on the same day.

Just last week the Police and the President’s office had said that the NIC system will be in force when curfew is relaxed from 4th May.

The Police had said last week that the NIC system was introduced to ensure large number of people do not take to the streets when the curfew is relaxed.

The NIC system which now comes into effect in areas where the curfew is in force, is as follows:

Monday                : NICs ending with digits 1 or 2

Tuesday               : NICs ending with digits 3 or 4

Wednesday           : NICs ending with digits 5 or 6

Thursday              : NICs ending with digits 7 or 8

Friday                  : NICs ending with digits 9 or 0

Meanwhile, movements to and from high risk areas will be strictly prohibited. (Colombo Gazette) 

 

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