07 May 2020 – Public urged to stay at home during Vesak Season

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign Affairs, Transportation
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Repatriation of nationals
Level of Jurisdiction: Supranational
Lead People/Agency: Cabinet of Ministers and the President

Overview: Continuing transfer of Sri Lankans living overseas. A total of 206 from London on the 6th of May band taken to Quarantine Centres. Another group of 190 students and state officials from Singapore are expected to land here yesterday evening. Similarly from Middle Eastern countries.
Full details here: https://news.lk/news/political-current-affairs/item/30098-public-urged-to-be-at-home-during-vesak-season-head-of-nocpco

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling), Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: Media highlighted the issue
Evidence/Justification: Spread of the disease reported in these countries. Pleadings made by trapped expatriate Sri Lankan workers and students were shown on TV news.