Curfew from midnight today to Western Province - Curfew to continue beyond Monday for several areas

Thursday, 29 October 2020 - 8:15

A quarantine curfew has been imposed in the Western Province from midnight today until 5.00 am on Monday. Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that for areas that are currently under quarantine curfew, the curfew would continue even after Monday.

However, he stated that curfew would be lifted at 5.00 am on Monday for the new areas where curfew will be imposed from midnight today.

The Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva stated that essential food stores and pharmacies in all areas where the curfew is in effect would be kept open from 8.00 am to 10.00 pm today.

Police Media Spokesperson, DIG Ajith Rohana stated that 73 persons and 3 vehicles have been taken into custody for violating the quarantine curfew regulations during the last 24 hours ending at 6.00 am today. He said that so far 1,235 persons and 177 vehicles have been taken into police custody during the period of quarantine curfew.