Gazette on COVID-19 health regulations to be published tonight

15 October 2020 05:32 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi signed the gazette paper pertaining to new regulations on COVID-19 and is to be published tonight.

Earlier, the Minister said the gazette would ensure that those who fail to adhere to health regulations would be penalized.

Accordingly, legal action would be taken against those who defy health rules and regulations such as maintaining social distance at public places and wearing of face masks.

The Health Ministry said that with the issuance of this new gazette notification, the courts will be able to impose a fine of not more than Rs. 10,000 and or hand down a six-month jail term.

In addition, this gazette notification indicates rules to be followed when entering into an establishment and maintenance of the establishments.

The Ministry said the Gazette would further strengthen laws relating to specific matters such as travel, quarantine and transportation.

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  • Michael Ranasinghe Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:45 PM

    Oh so we have had Covid only since last Sunday .. until then these people were busy gloating and floating .. typical Sri Lankan mentality

    Esther Cohen, Europe Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:53 PM

    What does she know, she is a lawyer? Don't treat people like criminals. Also not the Covid19 victims. People wants honest reliable information from experts, not from police or army. Don't treat them as ignorant children. Where are the virologists, medical trained people?

    Buffallo Thursday, 15 October 2020 07:55 PM

    Govt charging innocent civilians 10,000 but not will fine Brandix for creating this mess

    Fuller Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:30 PM

    Funny


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