Road blocks placed to prevent residents from leaving Western Province

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Road blocks have been placed at a number of locations to prevent residents from leaving the Western Province, the Police said today.

Police spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that residents of the Western Province have been requested to stay home and not travel to other parts of the country.

A three day curfew has been declared in the Western Province with effect from midnight tonight.

The curfew will be in effect in the entire Western Province till 5am on Monday.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that road blocks have been placed at the entry and exit points of the Western Province today.

He said that residents of the Western Province will not be allowed to leave before the three day curfew without a valid reason.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that even if anyone leaves they will be checked when attempting to return to the Western Province on Monday or Tuesday.

“As a result we request those in the Western Province to stay home. The Western Province is a high risk area so if someone goes out they might take the virus out as well,” he said.

Meanwhile, industries in the Western Province can operate after obtaining prior approval from the Police and health authorities.

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