May 11, Colombo: Puttalam Health Medical Officer Chanru Fernando has taken steps to close the Puttalam Central Public Market, the fish market and the daily fair near the road as massive crowds gathered with the lifting of curfew.
The measure was taken to prevent people from aggregating since with the withdrawal of the curfew in the Puttalam district today, and opening of all the markets including the Central Public Market, fish stalls and the daily vegetable and fruit stalls massive crowds gathered at the shops.
Officers of the Puttalam Headquarters of Police joined the Public Health Inspectors (PHIs) under the direction of Puttalam Administrative Public Health Inspector N Suresh to close the markets.
The public health inspectors informed the vendors that although they were removed from the daily market, they have the opportunity to trade in other places in a manner the public does not gather.
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