Strict regulations in place as institutional activities resume

By Easwaran Rutnam

Strict regulations will be in place as institutional activities resume from tomorrow, the Government and military said today.

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that the Government expects economic activity to resume from tomorrow (Monday).

She said that the state mechanism will be set in motion from tomorrow to get the economy back on track.

The Health Minister said that the Government does not anticipate the public to converge on the city for unimportant reasons.

Commander of the Sri Lanka Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that Government and private institutions have already been advised on how they must operate from tomorrow.

He said that a limited number of employees are expected to report to work from tomorrow.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that health guidelines have also been issued for Government and private institutions. He said that social distancing must be followed in all places.

The Army Commander also said that in areas where the curfew is enforced from tomorrow the National ID card system will be implemented.

He said that the public will be expected to go to their nearest store to purchase essential items and not travel long distance.

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said that social life will need to change from now.

He said that the coronavirus threat has not been fully eliminated so the Quarantine Act will continue to be in force. (Colombo Gazette)

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