No holiday for health workers & wholesale, retail traders tomorrow
Posted on March 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

The Department of Government Information says that there will not be any changes in the already declared Public, Bank and Mercantile holiday tomorrow (16).

However, the Department has requested the wholesale and retail traders to remain open.

Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Bandula Gunawardana also announced this during a special media briefing held at the Department of Government Information today.

The government will work in order to make sure the general public will not suffer any shortages of goods, Minister Gunawardana has noted.

By declaring a holiday tomorrow, the government expects to reduce movement of people and disinfect various institutions, public places and transport services, the Minister has said further.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Health has announced that tomorrow will be a normal working day for health workers.

As health is an essential service and hospitals need to function continuously without interruption due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the declared holiday will not be extended to health workers, the Secretary to Health Ministry Bhadrani Jayawardene has stated.

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