Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts declared as high risk zones

Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts declared as high risk zones

Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts declared as high risk zones

Written by Staff Writer

24 Mar, 2020 | 2:12 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The government has recognized the Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts as high risk zones for the spread of COVID – 19.

This was after health officials observed that large gatherings witnessed outside stores when the curfew was lifted this morning had posed a threat to the efforts to combat the pandemic.

Accordingly, the government instructed all leading supermarket chains and wholesalers to engage in door to door sales of essential items for the public in those areas.

A task force led by Basil Rajapaksa was appointed for this purpose.

The program to ensure a continued supply of essential foods, medicine and gas will be in place from tomorrow (March 25). All vans, lorries, trucks and other modes of transportation used for this purpose will be permitted to travel during curfew hours.

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