Island-wide quarantine curfew from tonight to August 30

Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that a decision has been taken to impose quarantine curfew across the island with effect from 10.00 p.m. today (20) until 4.00 a.m. on August 30.

However, the essential services, apparel and agricultural sectors will function as normal during that period while pharmacies will also be permitted to operate as usual.

He stated that this decision was taken during the meeting with the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control held at the Presidential Secretariat today.