The Sri Lankan Government has decided to extend the current quarantine curfew till 04 am on the 06th of September, during a meeting with the Covid Committee held under the purview of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said the President’s Spokesperson.
ජනාධිපතිතුමාගේ ප්රධානත්වයෙන් අද (27) උදෑසන ජනාධිපති ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේදී පැවති කොවිඩ් මර්දන විශේෂ කමිටු රැස්වීමේදි, දැනට පවතින නිරෝධායන ඇඳිරි නීති කාලසීමාව සැප්තැම්බර් මස 6 වන සඳුදා අළුයම 4.00 දක්වා දීර්ඝ කිරීමට තීරණය කර ලදි.#srilanka #lockdownextension #lka
— Kingsly Rathnayaka (@KingslyRathnyka) August 27, 2021
The previously implemented quarantine curfew was scheduled to end at 04:00 am 30 August.
However, owing to the delta variant Sri Lanka has been reporting over 4000 Covid cases and nearly 200 deaths on a daily basis for the past few weeks.
Minister of Health, Keheliya Rambukwella tweeted that one of the reasons for extending the curfew was the behaviour of locals.
The current #COVID19SL curfew will continue till Monday 4am (06/09). Following an observation that #lka citizens have not taken the curfew to heart, in order for this to be effective, I implore again to refrain from unnecessary travel, work from home & abide by the curfew.
— Keheliya Rambukwella (@Keheliya_R) August 27, 2021