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Curfew in only Gampaha police area, previous announcement reversed: police

ECONOMYNEXT – Quarantine curfew will be imposed only in Gampaha police area from 6pm today amid rising COVID-19 until further notice and not in the other 11 police areas mentioned earlier, police said.

Accordingly, quarantine curfew will be imposed only in Gampaha, Divulapitiya, Minuwangoda and Veyangoda police areas until further notice.

In an earlier statement, police said that curfew will be imposed in the Gampaha, Kirindiwala, Dompe, Pugoda, Ganemulla Weeragula, Weliweriya, Malwathuhiripitya, Nittambuwa, Mirigama, Pallewela and Yakkala police areas until further notice which they have reversed now.

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C D Wickramaratne said  the decision was taken following a request made by Acting Director-General of Health Services Dr S Sridharan.

Residents are requested to stay indoors, and travel to and from the district is prohibited during the curfew, police said.

Long-distance buses and trains that operate through the district are allowed to travel across the district. However, they will not be allowed to stop at bus halts or stations within the districts and let passengers in or out. (Colombo/Oct06/2020)

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