Decision on extending lockdown to be taken on Friday

A decision on extending the lockdown will be taken on Friday, the Health Ministry said today.

Director General of Health Services, Dr. Asela Gunawardena said that the decision will be taken at the COVID Task Force meeting chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The rise in the number of deaths and number of people infected will be considered when deciding if to extend the lockdown or not.

The lockdown was enforced last Friday and is set to be lifted on Monday, 30th August.

However, despite the lockdown a number of people have been seen moving around in the city of Colombo.

The daily deaths linked to the virus has been over 150 this week while the daily infections has been over 4000. (Colombo Gazette)