Sri Lankan health authorities on Tuesday said daycare centers will resume operations in full capacity from July 6 amid an easing of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement from the Government Information Department said daycare centers will be permitted to open and operate at full capacity but it is compulsory that all daycare centers adhere to the prescribed health guidelines.
Sri Lanka is gradually returning to normalcy after it re-opened its capital last month but the government has called for maintaining strict health guidelines to prevent a second wave.
To date, 2,042 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported, of which 1,711 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, bringing down total active cases to over 300.
A total of 11 deaths have been reported from the virus.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday announced that a night curfew which was in effect since last month to prevent the public from gathering in the night was completely lifted but urged people to continue wearing face masks and maintain social distancing.
Police have to date arrested over 1,400 people since the weekend for failing to wear face masks in public places.