(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says that those in the Western Province are prohibited from travelling outside the province with immediate effect.
This directive is effective until midnight on Sunday (Nov. 15), the Head of the NOCPCO said.
Accordingly, no one will be allowed to leave the Western Province during this period.
Earlier today, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had instructed officials to take necessary steps to prevent movements from the Western Province, where the majority of the COVID-19 infected were identified, to other parts of the country.
The President had issued this directive during the daily briefing with the members of the Task Force on COVID-19 Prevention held at the Presidential Secretariat today (11).