Sri Lanka announces nationwide lockdown from today

Sri Lankan government announced a 10-day lockdown starting on Friday night, as Covid-19 cases and deaths are steadily increasing. 

“Nationwide Lockdown in effect from 10pm today (20/08) to Monday (30/08). All essential services will function as normal,” Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said on Twitter.

Sri Lanka reported on Thursday 3,806 individuals confirmed positive for COVID-19, and 186 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

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