“First, that surveillance is strong, cases are declining and transmission is controlled;
Third, that outbreak risks are minimized in special settings like health facilities and nursing homes;
Fourth, that preventive measures are in place in workplaces, schools and other places where it’s essential for people to go;
Fifth, that importation risks can be managed;
And sixth, that communities are fully educated, engaged and empowered to adjust to the "new norm".
The President’s Office in a statement said that public and private sector companies in the high-risk districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, and Puttalam can resume operations on May 11.
Accordingly, private companies can resume operations at 10 am, while employers can choose the number of workers who should report to work.