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Uninterrupted essential services ensured

The Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government has issued a circular to ministry secretaries, chief secretaries, district secretaries, department heads, and grama niladharis directing them to take steps to maintain uninterrupted essential services including food, medicine, water, electricity, health services and international banking services.

The Secretary has instructed them to disregard false information on social media and take action only on the information released by the reliable sources.

The State and private sectors have to extend their utmost support to the government in preventing the coronavirus from spreading, the circular stated.

The Secretary has further instructed them to set up corona information centres in every District and Divisional Secretariat with the assistance of the relevant Grama Niladharis.

A police officer will be posted at each centre. Grama Niladharis, Public Health Officers, Development Officers, Agriculture Research and Production Assistants and Samurdhi Niladharis have been asked to assist in maintaining the information centres.

Grama Niladharis will have to direct suspected coronavirus affected person to a medical officer fast, the circular further states.

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