August 28 (DailyMirror) – Curfew passes will not be required for those engaged in essential services including apparel, industries, agricultural activities during the quarantine curfew, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.
He said the quarantine curfew imposed islandwide on August 20 will be effective till 4.a.m on September 6 and that the current restrictions will remain in place.
The Commander said essential services, other sectors and those who report for duties are allowed to operate while pharmacies will remain open during the quarantine curfew period.
He said the military and police are instructed to be flexible at the checkpoints when operating essential services and other sectors during the period.
General Silva said the vaccination programme will also continue and urged the public to avoid unnecessary travel and adhere to health instructions to prevent the further spread of Covid-19.