GRADUAL NORMALITY FOR WP, PUTTALAM FROM MAY 11 | Daily News


 

GRADUAL NORMALITY FOR WP, PUTTALAM FROM MAY 11

Public life to be brought back to normal
Private sector can open from 10 a.m.
All health guidelines have to be strictly followed

The Presidential Media Division in a detailed release last night outlined the measures taken by the Government to bring public life back to normal when the curfew is still in effect. The PMD release detailed as to how public and private institutions would be brought back to normal while the curfew is in force and how people living in areas where curfew is in force can go out for essential requirement on given days of the week based on the last digits of their National Identity numbers.

The curfew is in force in the Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha and Puttalam districts until further notice. The curfew is imposed on other districts on May 04 - 05 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Curfew will be imposed on these districts from 8 p.m. on May 06 to 5 a.m. on May 11. 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.

This program was scheduled to commence today. However the program was postponed till May 11 considering the two holidays falling in this week. State and public sector institutions should be kept open in the Western province and the Puttalam district from May 11. Heads of institutions have already been informed to make plans now onwards for this purpose. The head of the respective institution should make sure that health guidelines in respect of prevention of Covid 19 are strictly adhered to, by the staff. The head of institutions have the absolute discretion to decide whom to be called up for duty and their numbers.

Private sector institutions should open at 10 a.m. The CTB bus and train services will be limited to those who are leaving for employment in the private and the state sector. The Public except those who have to report for duty compulsorily should remain in their homes to assist the national program to contain the spread of the virus. Only those who want to buy essential commodities or medicine can go out. People living in areas where curfew is still in force are only allowed to go out for essential requirements on given days of the week based on the last digits of their National Identity numbers from May 11. This system is not applicable when the curfew is relaxed.

The government expects that people will comply with the health guidelines and prevent unnecessary congregation even after the curfew is relaxed.


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