Covid-19 threat looms large | Sunday Observer
Even if quarantine curfew is lifted

Covid-19 threat looms large

8 November, 2020

The Covid-19 threat and its rapid rate of transmission would remain even if the quarantine curfew is lifted on Monday (9) in the Western Province and other police divisions, Chief Epidemiologist, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said.

He called upon the public to follow health guidelines to check the spread of the virus.

Dr. Samaraweera said that the quarantine curfew is expected to be lifted taking people’s situation into consideration and not because the virus was brought under control.He said that Covid-19 threat is still high in the Western Province,... especially in the Colombo Municipality area.

The lifting of the curfew is expected to be reviewed by officials today (Sunday). However, a senior official said that there is a less likelihood of continuing the lockdown indefinitely. Some health sector stakeholders have warned against lifting the curfew before managing the current wave adequately.