ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will re-impose Coronavirus travel restrictions from May 21 to 28, with a break on May 25, the state information office said, quoting Army Chief Shavendra Silva who is heading the country’s anti-Covid-19 task force.
On May 17, 2456 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed up from 2,275 a day earlier.
Health authorities have said confirmed patients would be taken to the nearest available centre, but those waiting at home could call 0117-966366, 1999 and 1906 for medical advice.
“Travel restrictions will be enforced with effect from 11.00 pm on May 21 (Friday) 2021 to 4.00 am on May 25 (Tuesday), 2021,” the statement said.
:The travel restrictions will be re-imposed on the very same day (May 25) at 11 pm till Friday 4.00 am (May 28), he added in a circular published on Monday (May 17, 2021).”
There is already an inter-district travel restriction every day from 2300h to 0400h till May 31st.
Sri Lanka imposed a movement restriction last Thursday (May 13) from 2300h to 0400h Monday (May 21). .
According to measures imposed last week, when there isn’t a travel restriction only one person from a single household is allowed to leave the house based on the last digit of the national identity card (NIC).
Those whose NIC digits end with an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may go out on ‘odd days’ and those with an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may go out on ‘even days’, the statement said. (Colombo/May17/2021)