The government has decided to continue the free Covid test service for the poor people of the country throughout the month of August.
The free services were launched in July considering the hardship of the poor people.
The services will continue throughout this month as the infection and death rate is still increasing, according to a notification issued by the Health Service Division.
The notification said the decision was taken for the economically-disadvantaged as it would be difficult for them to test multiple members of their family, if they are to pay the fee.
A record 264 people died of Covid-19 in the 24 hours till Tuesday morning and 11,164 people tested positive for the virus during the same period.
Meanwhile, all government and private offices and shopping malls will reopen from tomorrow as the nationwide Covid-19 restrictions are going to be relaxed.
Besides, the government decided to allow public transports to operate again from the same day.