President’s decisions to prevent Covid-19 without harming public life
Posted on November 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has taken several decisions for Covid-19 prevention without harming the public life or the economy.

He had a meeting today (01) with members of the presidential task force for Covid-19 prevention.

Accordingly, he ordered that PCR tests for persons under home-quarantine be carried out on the 10th day and to allow them to return to normal life after 14 days if results return negative.

The home-quarantine process should be made more efficient through constant monitoring by MoH officers, PHIs, police and the army, he said.

Also, movements between the districts have been barred, excepting for the transportation of goods and other essential services.

Head of the task force Basil Rajapaksa said the distribution of essential goods would continue as had been done previously.

The district and divisional secretaries, Grama Niladhari officers and local government representatives will be given the responsibilities, he said.

The dole for the elderly and essential goods worth Rs. 10,000 for persons under home-quarantine would be provided to their homes, according to him.

The president instructed further that if new cases were reported even after the spreading of the virus ended, the causes should be investigated separately.

He added that curfew permits be not issued in the western province and in the Eheliyagoda and Kuliyapitiya police areas and the Kurunegala municipality areas where a curfew will be in force until 09 November.

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