NO public gatherings during the upcoming month: State Minister

NO public gatherings during the upcoming month: State Minister

NO public gatherings during the upcoming month: State Minister

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

23 Apr, 2021 | 9:40 am

COLOMBO (News 1st): A decision has been reached NOT to allow ANY public gathering during the upcoming month, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle, the State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control said on Friday (Apr. 23).

She noted that the decision was reached in response to an increase in the spread of COVID-19, adding the quarantine period of two weeks will also be re-enforced.

Thereby, the COVID-19 guidelines that were practiced earlier will be re-enforced for a one-month period to control the situation.

These guidelines include the number of guests for weddings limited to 50, funerals limited to 25, and to be conducted within 24-hours.

According to State Minister Dr. Fernandopulle, the earlier mentioned instructions will be presented to the COVID-19 Task Force to obtain the approval of the President.

“Complications are also being reported among the young community infected with the virus, with them being directed to Intensive Care Units,” the State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics, and COVID Disease Control further pointed out.

Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle noted that steps will be taken to isolate the Grama Niladhari Divisions and villages where COVID-19 cases are reported in high numbers.

She further URGED the people to limit movement and be vigilant of the prevailing situation since the virus can spread through asymptomatic patients.

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