(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said relaxing travel restrictions tomorrow (25) was to allow the public to purchase essential goods and services.
He said relaxing travel restrictions on Tuesday will allow the public to purchase essential goods and services such as food and medicine.
The Army Commander further added that travel restrictions will only be relaxed but not removed. Only essential goods and service providers such as groceries selling food items and pharmacies and filling stations will be allowed to remain open during the period travel restrictions are relaxed, he said.
Only one person from a household should go out to purchase essential items. Liquor shops will have to remain closed and non-essential public gatherings will not be permitted, General Silva said. Travel restrictions that came into effect from 11.00 PM on Friday (21) will be relaxed at 4.00 AM on Tuesday and will be re-imposed at 11.00 PM on the same day.