Sri Lanka Coronavirus curfew update Thursday, pharmacies to open at 0900h, Covid-19 count 189
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will open pharmacies at 0900h on Thursday while curfew will be lifted at 0600h except in Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam, Kaluthara, Kandy and Jaffna will continue.
The health ministry said Sri Lanka has confirmed 189 Coronavirus cases up to Thursday 1530h and 44 had recovered. Seven patients had died.
“In all other districts, curfew will be lifted at 6.00am tomorrow, Thursday the 9th and will be re-imposed at 4.00 pm on the same day,” the President’s office said.
“This will be effective until 6.00 am on Tuesday the 14th. Curfew will be re-imposed in these districts at 4.00pm same day.”
“The sole purpose of these measures is to ensure the well-being of the people of this country in this critical situation.
“Hence, the Government requests the public to bear the inconveniences caused as a result of ongoing curfew in a responsible manner.
“Also, the Government emphasizes to limit the traditions and associations during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year only to the members of the family.”
The head of Sri Lanka’s drug regulatory authority said pharmacies would be open in all districts on Thursday including in the Western province, Kandy and Jaffna.
Essential services would continue to operate. (Colombo/Apr08/2020)