Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara identified as high risk zones for COVID-19

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Curfew in the Colombo Gampaha and Kalutara districts will continue until further notice as these have been identified as high risk zone for COVID-19, the Presidential Media Division said.

issuing a statment, the PMD also said that large crowds in shops had been observed after curfew was lifted this morning in three districts. Health officials fear that this in turn could lead to a wider and faster spread of the virus.

Therefore, the Government has directed wholesale dealers to deliver essential consumer goods to the doorstep of each household until the situation is brought under control. Sathosa, Keells, Laugfs, Arpico, Food City, Araliya, Nipuna and other wholesale dealers will be involved in this operation. Providing these essential consumer goods such as food, medicine, gas and other services will commence from tomorrow (25).

To ensure the smooth operation of delivering essential consumer goods to each household, a special task force has been established under the leadership of Mr. Basil Rajapaksa. The task force would be comprised of Secretaries to the Ministries, Government Agents, Divisional Secretaries and other relevant officers.

The curfew in the three districts that have been identified as high risk zones will continue until further notice.

However, lorries, vans, three-wheelers and motorcycles that would be used for delivery will be permitted on the roads during this curfew period. (Yoshitha Perera)


  Comments - 11

  • SP.guna Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:04 PM

    government has been taken relevant measures to control the spreading but it will be waste the public should not obey it

    S.P.Ramkumar Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:05 PM

    This is inability act Of government. With very short time people will behave like this. How can people eat without buying Groceries. Also if you delever door steps who will paid money. Decease control is duty of Government without punishing people. Poor supply. This totally medically contol act.

    Victor Fernando Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:07 PM

    Delivering of food items not a bad idea but Basil Rajapakasa from where did he come so its going to be a rajapakasas family dices

    Brenda Cornelius Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:10 PM

    How do we arrange a delivery from a wholesale provider?

    Victor Fernando Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:11 PM

    I have a threewheeler to transport food items have I got to meet Basil Rajapakasa ?

    Neville Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:12 PM

    What happened to Puttlam ?

    Victor Fernando Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:14 PM

    Gampaha Man basil Rajapaksa with no education

    P. R. Gautam Tuesday, 24 March 2020 05:18 PM

    It's more danger after 3 days curfuw people rushing to buy essential goods... More crowd will effect to people... . even they try to keep distance. Goverment have to think otherway

    prabath uduwella Wednesday, 25 March 2020 02:29 AM

    So Basil Rajapaksa again in the scene to make some more money. Mafia family. Shame..

    K.L Pathirana Wednesday, 25 March 2020 08:10 AM

    The president has appointed someone who is trustworthy to collect and keep a track of the account's. BR the man who earned the nickname "HIGH COMMISSIONER" in his undiplomatic trade dealings now in-charge of your emergency food supply chain. What a smart family ? They're capable of making a easy buck, even there is no economy.

    KOLA KOTIYA Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:49 AM


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