Colombo, Oct 20 (newsin.asia) – The Government has decided to extend the inter-provincial travel restrictions that are currently in place until October 31, Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the security forces to closely and strictly monitor the vehicular movements at all provincial borders due to the long weekend with holidays on the 19th and 20th.
The country will have to keep under certain restrictions until the month of December this year in order to curb people’s unnecessary movement, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardane said. READ MORE
He told reporters that people seem to be taking things for granted which is evident with their behaviour during the weekend.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said it was not appropriate to allow running the public transport service now in a situation where the people will be least bothered about the health rules.
The vaccination of school children aged 18-19 years in the Colombo District has already commenced.
Steps have been taken to vaccinate the children of this age group in other districts at schools and at regional health offices. According to the health recommendations, one dose will be given to the school children while two doses will be given to the children with congenital diseases.
Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya informed the COVID Committee that the Home Quarantine process adopted by the health sector to control the spread of COVID-19 virus has been highly commended by the World Health Organization.