Health authorities expect impact from night curfew

Health authorities are expecting an impact from the night curfew which takes effect from today.

Director of the Health Promotion Bureau, Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said that imposing an overnight curfew should be seen as a positive move.

He said that a number of measures are being taken to deal with Covid even if it makes a small impact.

Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said that a night curfew will ensure the public return home sooner than later.

He also said that events, social gatherings, etc also take place mostly at night and can be prevented.

A quarantine curfew has been declared from 10pm to 4am daily with effect from today.

Wedding functions have also been banned from 17th August until further notice.

Meanwhile, only 50 percent of the seating capacity will be permitted at restaurants while social gatherings and events at hotels will not be permitted. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Too little, too late ! The death toll is testament to government incompetence. Unfortunately, no politician’s names on the list YET !

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