The Police said all pharmacies and essential item outlets in the areas where quarantine curfew is in effect will remain closed for three days starting from today (13).
Legal action will be sought against those who violate the order by running their businesses, the Police noted.
A quarantine curfew was imposed in 18 police division in Gampaha District and Divulapitiya, Ja-Ela, Kandana, and Seeduwa police division until further notice.
Sathosa outlets, pharmacies, supermarkets, fish markets and other essential item outlets in the curfew-imposed areas were previously permitted to remain open until 8 pm.
However, a decision has been taken to close off the pharmacies and the essential item outlets in these areas until Thursday (15).