The Government may go for a countrywide lockdown if the coronavirus situation gets out of hand,Cabinet co-spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said..

An initial discussion was held with the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 and the health authorities on Monday on the need for a total lockdown.

However, he said the Government fells that a zonal or an area-wise lockdowns are sufficient for the moment to arrest the spread of the virus.

Rambukwella said the situation may change at any time in the future.



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