Sri Lanka says a work-at-home period till April 03 as Coronavirus count goes to 104
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has declared a new ‘work-at-home’ period from March 30 to April 03 as part of measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus, the office of the president said as the Coronavirus count went up by 02 to 104 on March 26.
“This will apply to all State, semi-government and private sector entities except which are categorized as essential services,” the president’s office said.
“This period is not considered as public holidays. Uninterrupted continuation of public services is the responsibility of the Government.
“However, the objective of this measure is to prevent unnecessary gathering of people and pave the way for self-quarantine.”
Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry said two new Coronavirus patients had been confirmed on March 26 taking the total to 104, after March 25 went without anyone being confirmed.
There are 237 patients under observation at a number of designated hospitals around the country.
By March 26, 06 patients had recovered with a Wave I patient from China who was found in January 23. (Colombo/Mar26/2020)
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