Social gatherings will remain barred even after travel restrictions lifted

Rebecca Pavey | Published: 8:38 AM Jun 17 2021
Local Social gatherings will remain barred even after travel restrictions lifted

Any kind of public or social gathering will not be permitted, even after lifting current travel restrictions, until a significant decrease in Sri Lanka's COVID-19 caseload is seen.

State Minister of Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle  noted that although there is a slight decrease in the daily detection of COVID-19 cases, it will take at least two to three more weeks for there to be such an evident decrease in the COVID death toll and to bring positive cases down. 

She further explained that despite official statements claiming that the ongoing restrictions are due to be lifted on Monday (21), the Government will consider further extending the travel restrictions if required, after considering the current state of Sri Lanka's COVID-19 crisis.



Rebecca Pavey | Published: 8:38 AM Jun 17 2021

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