17th September 2021 13:24:16 Hours
The island-wide quarantine curfew, expected to end on Tuesday (21) has been extended till 4.00 am on 1st October 2021 (Friday) in order to curb further transmission of the epidemic and inoculation of young children between 15-19 years of age is to be commenced, so announced General Shavendra Silva, Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army in a statement released to the Media on Friday (17) noon.
"HE the President during this morning's session of the Presidential Task Force for COVID-19 control said that permission would also be specially granted to maintain skeletal services at the Department Motor Vehicles and the office of Land Registry. In addition, instructions were also given for inoculation of the Pfizer vaccine to children in the age group of 15-19 years, "General Shavendra Silva explained.
Essential services, like pharmacies, agriculture, apparel & exports sector, Economic Centers, etc will continue to function as usual, including continuing combined vaccination projects of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force and the Health sector for those who have not so far received the vaccine, including those above 20 years of age.