No decision reached to impose travel restrictions in Western Province

No decision reached to impose travel restrictions in Western Province

No decision reached to impose travel restrictions in Western Province

Written by Staff Writer

23 Dec, 2020 | 3:51 pm

Colombo (News 1st): No decision has been reached to impose travel restrictions preventing people from leaving the Western Province, health authorities announced.

“Right now as a precaution we have temporarily stopped allowing aircrafts from Europe, especially from the United Kingdom to land in Sri Lanka but we will examine this in the future and decide on whether this restriction will be lifted or continued”, acting Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said.

“We will base this decision on the recommendations given by the health experts and the committees handling this situation”, he added.

“We have made a request for people working and living in the Western Province, not to leave the western province and travel to their home towns”, he further said.

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