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Work from home until the 20th of April government says

NO MOVEMENT: The usually busy Fort, Colonial quarter of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo during Coronavirus curfew.

ECONOMYNEXT – The government has ordered that all public and private sector employees should work from home until April 20, a statement from the Presidential Secretariat said.

All schools meanwhile will open for the 2nd term May 11 and distant learning facilities will be provided to students to the extent possible during the time schools remain closed, it added.

The curfew currently in force in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna which have been identified as High-Risk Zones will continue until further notice.

In all other districts, the curfew will be lifted at 6.00 am on Thursday16 and will be re-imposed at 4.00 pm on the same day.

Those who are engaged in paddy farming and fishing and cultivation of small tea holdings and other export crops in any district are permitted to carry out their activities.

Travelling to and from all districts has been completely prohibited except for the purpose of providing essential services.

Those who misuse regulations introduced with the prime objective of ensuring the smooth and efficient functioning of essential services will severely be dealt with according to the law.

The villages which have been declared isolated areas in any district, such as Akurana in the Kandy District and Atalugama in the Kalutara District and a few other areas will remain in the same category.

No one will be allowed to enter or leave from these areas until further notice.

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