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Island wide travel restriction to continue till June 7

The government today decided to proceed with the islandwide travel restriction till June 7, relaxing it three days in between for people to purchase essentials, Minister Johnston Fernando said.

The decision was taken at the COVID-19 prevention task force meeting held a short while ago. The restriction will be relaxed tomorrow, May 31 and June 4 for people to leave their homes and visit their nearest stores, located within walking distance, to purchase essentials.

Vehicular movements will not be allowed during this period.  Earlier, health officials urged the government to impose a national lockdown for two weeks as an urgent measure to curb the third wave of Covid-19. 

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