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District Secretaries issued COVID-19 directives

The Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication says all District and Provincial Secretaries have been issued a special notice on preparations if an area or district is placed under isolation.

The statement was issued after discussions at the Temple Trees yesterday between the Chairman of the Task Force Basil Rajapaksa, Ministers and Secretaries of Ministries.

Accordingly, it was discussed that facilities including water, electricity, gas, fuel, private health services, communication, waste management and disaster management should be continuously ensured, provincially.

A suitable plan to organize vendors selling essentials such as rice, vegetables, milk powder, medicine and sanitary products to enter isolated areas was also discussed.

Issuing mobile trade licences to groups supplying essential goods in an isolation or quarantine curfew state was also discussed.

Attention was also directed to keeping state banks and Sathosa outlets open while adhering to health guidelines.

A programme to ensure essential service employees can travel through isolation with their service ID or a letter by the head of the institution was also discussed.

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