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Corona Virus Threat Spreads to Northern Sri Lanka Due to Visit by COVID 19 Infected Pastor From Switzerland:Govt Imposes Curfew on All Five Districts in Province To Trace Persons Who Face Potential Health Risk Due to Interaction with Swiss Pastor

The Sri Lankan government is looking for persons in the Northern Province who may have interacted with a coronavirus infected pastor who had come from Switzerland and toured the province.

Until everyone who had interacted with the said pastor has been identified and tested, people from the districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna will not be allowed to leave their districts, the Presidential Media Division said in a press release on Sunday.

Meanwhile curfew has been extended in the Northern Province till 6.00 am on Tuesday (24). Curfew in these districts will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day.

This decision has been taken to protect the communities living in these districts.The Government requests the people in the North to extend their fullest cooperation towards the measures taken to ensure their well-being, the Presidential Media Division said.

Courtesy:NewsIn.Asia


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(Text of a Press Release Issued by the Sri Lankan President’s Media Division)

The ongoing curfew in the districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna in the Northern Province has been extended till 6.00 am on Tuesday (24).

Curfew in these districts will be re-imposed at 2.00pm on the same day.

People living in the 5 districts in the Northern Province are prohibited from leaving their district.

This travel restriction will be effective until everyone who met and was in touch with the Corona-infected Pastor who came from Switzerland and toured in the North, are identified.

This decision has been taken to protect the communities living in these districts.

The Government requests the people in the North to extend their fullest cooperation towards the measures taken to ensure their well-being.


Mohan Samaranayake

Director General (Media)

President’s Media Division