Travel restrictions extended until June 21

Island-wide travel restrictions have been extended until 4am on the 21st of June.

The Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva said the decision to extend the on-going travel restrictions was taken after considering the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country.

Island-wide travel restrictions were due to be lifted at 4am on the 14th of June.

Following a spike in COVID-19 cases, the government-imposed travel restrictions from the 21st of May.

Although restrictions were imposed, Sri Lanka continued to report more than 2,000 coronavirus cases daily.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths has also increased despite the imposition of travel restrictions.

Earlier today, the Department of Government Information confirmed 101 new COVID-19 related fatalities. Accordingly, the coronavirus death toll in Sri Lanka has increased to 2,011.

The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country remains at 216,134 following the detection of 2,738 patients yesterday.

Meanwhile, another 1,852 persons who contracted the novel coronavirus have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals, raising the number of recoveries to 184,090.

Accordingly, 30,059 persons are currently receiving treatment for coronavirus at several facilities across the country.

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