04 May 2020 – Daytime curfew lifted in lower-risk districts (nighttime curfew remains)

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Domestic travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Police

Overview: In all districts, except Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara and Puttalam, curfew will be lifted at 5.00am on Monday, the 27th April and will be re-imposed at 8.00pm on the same day. In these districts, curfew will be effective from 8.00 pm to 5.00am till Friday, the 01st May.

During the next week, heads of the both state and private sector organizations should plan out their operations to be carried out from May 4th onwards. As a measure to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus the public should stop unnecessarily coming to roads and gathering at various other places.

Buses belonging to Sri Lanka Transport Board and railway carriages can only transport employees who are reporting for work. Civilians except those who are essentially required to report to work should remain in their homes.

People are allowed to leave their homes only to purchase essential items such as food and medicines. They should select the closest outlet located within walking distance from their homes to make such purchases. Even for essential purposes people will be allowed to leave their places of dwelling based on the last digit of their National Identity Cards.
Full details here: https://www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk/index.php/2020/04/25/regulations-to-maintain-normalcy-in-civilian-life-during-curfew-period/?lang=en

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: To prevent the spread of Covid