Here’s the latest update on how the COVID-19 situation is unfolding in Sri Lanka.
What’s Happening Right now?
As of 9th April 2020, Sri Lanka has 189 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country with 7 casualties. The country has been on a lockdown since 20th March. Its timely and stringent actions are being appreciated across the world as this has helped keep the numbers on the flat end of the curve.
Precautions Being taken by Government
The Sri Lankan government has banned the arrival of travellers from several countries of Europe. The lockdown is likely to extend till April 14 – The Tamlian and Sinhala New Year. Travel ban was also imposed on foreign travellers from South Korea, Iran and India.
Sri Lankan airlines have cancelled scheduled flights from several countries including India.
Travelling to Sri Lanka
As all Indian Visas stand suspended, travelling to Sri Lanka is not possible. However, keep an eye out for travel advisories being issued by government authorities. For now, at an individual level – practice social distancing, stay away from rumors and panic, and wash your hands frequently. Make sure you monitor your health constantly.