‘People in lockdown areas need permission from DG of Health Services to report to work’ | Daily News

‘People in lockdown areas need permission from DG of Health Services to report to work’

Those in essential services who are living in lock-down areas and those who are required to report for work by their employers, should obtain permission from the Director-General of Health Services to leave their areas, Acting Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

In a statement issued yesterday, he said that employers who require their employees living in lock-down areas to report for duty should submit an application to the Director-General of Health Services requesting such employees to be allowed to leave the area under lockdown.

“We have strengthened the borders of the areas under lockdown and no one is allowed to enter or leave these areas without the written sanctions of the Director-General of Health Services. On Tuesday, a directive was issued by the Director-General of Health Services, which states that employees in essential services should obtain the permission of the Director-General of Health Services, if their service is required.

The organisations that require the services of the employees in the lockdown areas could submit an application to the Director-General of Health Services and obtain permission to have their employees report for work,” the DIG said, adding that all vehicles that require to travel through lockdown areas could do so, but would not be allowed to stop, drop off or pick up anyone from the lockdown areas under any circumstances.