He stated this while announcing the decisions taken today during the meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 Control, held under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Army Commander said that inter-provincial public transport services will also be suspended from today.
He said that only those in the banking, agricultural, apparel, ports and tourism sectors as well as those engaged in essential services will be allowed to travel between provinces.
The Army Commander further said that with effect from September 15, people visiting public places are urged to carry their vaccination cards (fully vaccinated) with them as they will be chekced.
He added that health guidelines given by authorities will have to be strictly followed at supermarkets, shops, shopping malls and restaurants etc. – ada derana