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Gradual return to normality for Western Province and Puttalam

Govt and private institutions to be opened from Monday
Health guidelines have to be strictly followed
Public transport limited to those heading for employment

Measures will be taken to bring the life and institutions in the Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam districts back to normal from May 11 while the curfew is in force.

All Government and private institutions should be kept open from Monday in order to continue the essential services unabated and bring the public life and the economy back to normal, a release issued by the Presidential Media Division said yesterday.

"Heads of the institutions should make plans from now onwards considering the service requirement of the respective institutions,” the release said.

The release said , that the head of the respective institution should make sure that health guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services and other health officials in respect of prevention of Covid 19 are strictly adhered to , by the staff.

The head of Departments, Corporations, Boards and other government institutions have the absolute discretion to decide whom to be called up for duty and their numbers.

The private institutions should open at 10a.m.   "Congregation of people should be averted to contain the spread of virus.   The CTB bus and train services will be limited to those who are leaving for employment and steps should be taken to prevent the people from coming to roads unnecessarily", the statement said.

The President’s Media Division requested the public   except those who have to report for duty compulsorily, to remain in their homes to assist the national program to contain the spread of the virus. People can go out for essential requirements on given days of the week based on the last digits of their National ID numbers as announced earlier.    

"Those who want to buy essential commodities or medicine can go out but they should strictly comply with the health guidelines.” The release said that the vehicle drivers and others onboard any vehicle must wear masks. Only then will the curfew passes be valid. Social distancing and hygiene measures must be practiced at all times by everyone.


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