The government has decided to extend the islandwide travel restriction till June 7.
Further the travel restrictions will be relaxed for three days (May 25, May 31 and June 4) in between for people to purchase essentials.
However, the public will not be allowed to travel by vehicle to purchase essential goods as they will only be allowed to walk to nearest shop or pharmacy.
This was announced during a special press briefing at the Government Information Department attended by Ministers Johnston Fernando, Prasanna Ranatunga, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva and Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.
The press conference was held to brief the public on the current Covid-19 situation in the country and the operations of essential services.