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Sri Lanka: Country wide curfew imposed to tackle COVID-19

Sri Lankan government has imposed countrywide curfew from Friday, 6 PM in a bid to tackle COVID-19 situation as the number of cases rose to 65 in the country.

The curfew will remain in place till 6 am on Monday while train services will also remain suspended from Friday evening.

Government said passengers traveling to Colombo airport can use the air ticket as a permit to travel during the curfew. Passenger arrival at the airport has already been suspended since Thursday but departures are allowed.

Picnics, tours and pilgrimages have been named till further notice. Regular trading was temporarily halted at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) Friday morning following the index falling by 5.33%.

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