The President’s Spokesman Kingsley Rathnayake in a Twitter message said the quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 1st. He said that the decision was taken during the meeting of the special committee on Covid-19 control, chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning. This was also confirmed by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella, who tweeted that ‘conditional lockdown’ will continue until October 01.
However, the minister said the government essential services impacting the economy will be allowed to function, adding that conditions are to be notified soon. He urged the public to adhere to the health regulations and to use this time to get vaccinated.