Casinos, bars, restaurants, nightclubs closed in Sri Lanka to curb rising COVID-19 cases


Sri Lankan government ordered closure of bars, casinos, restaurants, nightclubs and spas on October 7, 2020 to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 in the island.

Reportedly, a garment factory in Western province of Sri Lanka attracted the attention when more than 1000 people became infectious of the virus and the cases continued to mount up. The majority of the infected people belonged to the garment factory, whose one worker had contracted the virus earlier.

The local authorities, administration, health professionals raised alarm over exponentially rising cases of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka, after which the government decided to closed down non-essential business operations in the country.

Additionally, public offices, schools, public transports, public gatherings, COVID affected neighbourhoods  have either been closed down or have been restricted to a certain extent.

Since the pandemic began, the Indian Ocean located island has reported 4,459 infections and 13 deaths. Of the total patients, 3,278 have recovered, reported Hindustan Times.