All preschools in the Western Province, except in select areas, will reopen next week.
State Minister Piyal Nishantha de Silva said preschools in places identified as high-risk Covid areas will remain closed.
He said the preschools permitted to reopen will resume operations from 15 February.
All preschools were temporarily closed following the first coronavirus outbreak in March 2020. They were later reopened from 10 August.
However, all preschools were once again temporarily closed following the second wave of the coronavirus which was reported in October 2020. (Colombo Gazette)