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After having detected several patients with rapidly transmissible new UK variant in Sri Lanka, the Public Health Inspector (PHI) Union today said no permission would be granted to hold any gathering and ceremonies except for weddings and funerals.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Head of PHI Union Upul Rohana requested people not to visit any PHI offices asking for permission for any gathering, except for weddings and funerals.

However, the PHIs of the respective  areas should be made aware of the planned weddings and funerals. 

Also, keep in mind to follow the guidelines issued by the officer, he said.

"The spreading of the coronavirus is on the rise again with the detection of the new variant from our country," he said.

Therefore, it is vitally important to stick the rules and quarantine regulations in view to keep the situation under control Rohana said. 

He said tough legal actions should be taken against those who do not wear face masks in public places and those all those violate quarantine laws. 

He further reiterated that commitment from the general public is essential to protect the country from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 7

  • Ruwan Sunday, 14 February 2021 01:34 PM

    What other functions could they be referring to as these are the two main types of functions that draw crowds when no elections are around....

    Saras Sunday, 14 February 2021 02:58 PM

    Good decision. Gatherings at various functihave have put us in this grave situation. Not only at weddings and funerals but also at puberty ceremonies. People behave without any responsibility. Stern action should be taken against the violators.

    Borat Sunday, 14 February 2021 03:19 PM

    Why weddings and funerals . This is insane ? Make it a rule only immediate family and limit to 20.

    ranjit Sunday, 14 February 2021 03:32 PM

    even gathering at Wedding and funeral must be limited to 50 or so

    Sam Sunday, 14 February 2021 07:42 PM

    Need to get his head examined.

    Ramesh Monday, 15 February 2021 05:28 AM

    How about the gatherings orchestrated by government in front of UN office. Is government sponsored gatherings ok?

    Yoda Monday, 15 February 2021 06:48 AM

    Isn't this enough?


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