Quarantine Curfew extended until 4.00 a.m. on Tuesday

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Quarantine Curfew has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on 21st Tuesday. Progress of the vaccination programme and future activities were discussed at the covid prevention committee meeting, today. President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa attended the meeting over video technology. 120,000 vaccine doses needed for the second dose of the Sputnik-V vaccine is scheduled to be received next week. Mobile vaccination programmes are continuing. The President has emphasized the need to give vaccines for those who cannot arrive to get the vaccine, for persons above 60 years and for individuals suffering from various illnesses. It was decided to keep all economic centers open. Discussions took place on the impact of nearly 700,000 students who have not been able to get a primary education and a pre-school education due to closure of schools in 2020 and 2021. The Technical Committee consisting of health and education officials was instructed to look into opening first, more than 3,000 rural schools will less than 100 students. Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said that the president decided to extend Quarantine Curfew after analyzing reports on the spread of coronavirus.

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