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Follow all safety guidelines when curfew is lifted - Health Minister

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has appealed to the public to follow all safety guideline even when the curfew is lifted in order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

Addressing the media briefing of the National Operation Centre for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 she urged the people to understand the gravity of the situation as the last person to die of the Coronavirus was a healthy 44-year-old who had no underlying health conditions.

Therefore, she said that the government is taking all measures to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the country, adding that the curfew is lifted for several hours in certain districts taking into consideration the requirements of the people. However, she urged the public to follow all safety guidelines during this period to prevent the virus from spreading.

Based on the directives of the special task force appointed by the President and headed by Basil Rajapaksa, all disabled persons, elderly and those with kidney ailments will receive Rs. 5000 through their Grama Seva Officers tomorrow. They will receive this money to their homes.

Minister Wanniarachchi said that the committee appointed to look into the grievances of the daily wage earners who have lost their income sources, will take action to look into their difficulties from the 07th. 

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