Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva announced today (April 23) that there will not be any lockdowns in the island during this long weekend.
Addressing a special media briefing at the Government Information Department this afternoon, the Army Commander said no decision has been yet to lock-down the country.
However, he appealed to the members of the public to limit their travels and to stay home as far as possible.
The Army Commander also requested people to avoid large gatherings and not to organize any events that gather large crowds.
The general public has been urged to comply with the health protocols introduced to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases count is now on the rise with an uptick in the figures following the festivities of Sinhala and Tamil New Year last week.
The country detected 672 new positive cases on Thursday and 578 on the day before as the confirmed cases tally reached 98,722. As per Epidemiology Unit’s data, more than 4,000 active cases are currently under medical care at designated hospitals and treatment centres.