It has been decided to tighten the travel restrictions until the 21st of this month as a long weekend will be there with the 19th and 20th holidays. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has issued relevant orders to the security forces.
The decision was taken at a special committee meeting chaired by the President this morning.
Vaccination of school children in the age group of 18-19 years in the Colombo District has commenced from today, said the Director General of Health, Dr. Asela Gunawardena. Steps have been taken to vaccinate children of this age group in other districts by schools and regional health offices from the 21st.
According to the health recommendations, one dose is given to school children and two doses are given to children with congenital diseases. It is planned to give the third dose of the booster vaccine to school children as per the health recommendation after vaccination.