Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that except for high risk and risky areas, bus services will be operated in other areas. The busses will be run following health guidelines issued by the health ministry. However, public transport services can be used only by public and private sector workers who are arriving for their duties. Health authorities have instructed not to open the public transport services to the civilians yet. Meanwhile, problems have arisen due to the non-arrival of public and private sector workers who have reserved seats in the trains to travel to work. Although 11,500 have reserved their seats only 8955 have used the facility this week. Therefore, it has been decided to allow all workers to travel in the trains, even if they have not reserved seats early. However, they should produce their employment identity card to do so.
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