70 GN divisions in ten districts isolated from today

Several other areas will be isolated from this morning (17).

The decision to isolate 70 areas in 10 districts was taken due to the prevailing Covid situation, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

It has also decided to remove the isolation in several other areas.

Meanwhile, the travel restrictions applicable to the entire island were lifted today (17) at 04.00 am.

The traffic restrictions imposed from 11.00 pm on Thursday the 13th have been lifted at 04.00 am today, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

However, from today the daily traffic restrictions will be in effect from 11.00 pm to 04.00 the next day.

Also, the travel restrictions between the provinces are still in effect and these restrictions will be in effect until May 31, said DIG Ajith Rohana.

Ajith Rohana further stated that from today onwards, all persons except those who are leaving for work will be able to leave their homes based on the last number of the National Identity Card even if the travel restrictions are removed.

However, the Police Media Spokesman informed the public that it is more important to follow the health guidelines even if the travel restrictions are removed.

Meanwhile, 262 persons who had violated the quarantine rules were arrested within the past 24 hours, said Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.

He further stated that 15 vehicles were also taken into police custody

The vehicles are due to be produced in court today.