Curfew in Six Provinces & Kurunegala from 2pm

2020-03-26 at 09:00

Curfew will be re-imposed to the Central, North-Central, Eastern, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces and to the Kurunegala District at 2.00pm today.

Curfew in the Six Provinces and in Kurunegala was lifted at 6.00 this morning and was scheduled to come into force at noon once again.

However, the President’s Media Division announced that it will be re-imposed only at 2.00pm today and will be in place until 6.00am on Monday.

The PMD added that Curfew will be re-imposed to the Central, North-Central, Eastern, Uva, Sabaragamuwa and Southern Provinces and to the Kurunegala District at 2pm on Monday.

Meanwhile, Curfew imposed to the Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts is scheduled to be lifted at 6 tomorrow morning and will be re-imposed at 2pm the same day.

Curfew to five districts will be lifted at 6.00am on Monday and will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day.

The on-going Curfew imposed in the Jaffna district will continue to remain in place until further notice.

The President’s Media Division said although Curfew to the Jaffna District was scheduled to be lifted at 6 tomorrow morning, the government considering the prevailing situation in the area, extended the restriction.

Furthermore, Curfew imposed to areas deemed as high-risk for COVID-19, Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts to remain in place until further notice.

Curfew to the Western Province was re-imposed at 2pm yesterday.

The government initially imposed the island-wide Curfew on Friday in a bid to support the efforts carried-out by health and law enforcement agencies to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country.

Following further development, the government declared the Western Province as a high-risk zone and imposed additional restrictions.

The government also announced that measures have been taken to distribute essential food and other items to residences despite the on-going curfew.

The government said a mechanism is in place to distribute essential commodities through Cooperative Societies and super market chains event during Curfew hours.

Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman Superintendent of Police Jaliya Senaratne said legal action will be taken against persons who violate curfew regulations.

A total of 3,076 individuals have been apprehended since Friday, the 20th of March for violating curfew regulations across the island.

771 vehicles including motorbikes and three-wheelers have also been seized by Police during the period.

The Police Media Unit said 394 persons were arrested for violating the Curfew between 6am yesterday and 6.00 this morning.

65 vehicles have also been taken into custody during the 24-hour period