Colombo: Sri Lanka has halted the operation of passenger trains and buses for four days to put a stop to the increasing number of cases and deaths of Covid-19. With this, new travel restrictions have been implemented across the country.
No restriction on people associated with essential services
These restrictions are effective from Friday night to Tuesday morning. However, there will be no restriction on people connected with essential services like health, food and the power sector. Before taking this step, the government has talked to the country’s major medical organizations. It concluded that a lockdown would be imposed in the country for two weeks. These organizations say that the correct number of cases of coronavirus infection is three times more than the figures.
Public ceremony banned completely
Sri Lanka has already banned public ceremonies, parties, weddings altogether. Schools and Universities have been made. According to the Ministry of Health, the total confirmed cases of infection in Sri Lanka have reached 1,54,786. At the same time, 1089 people have died due to the epidemic.