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COVID-19: Preventive measures to be followed at religious places issued

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The Health Ministry today issued the preventive measures to be followed at religious places during the pandemic.

Director General of Health Services Dr Asela Gunawardane said inside and outside of places of worship, entrance, lobbies, waiting areas, preaching halls and prayer halls should not be crowded.

According to the guidelines, the maximum number of persons who would be allowed to enter places of worship should not exceed 50.

In addition, the floor markings should have at least one meter apart at the entrance, lobbies, waiting areas, preaching halls and prayer halls to ensure the physical distancing of persons in all directions.

Benches should also be marked at least one meter apart to ensure the physical distancing of persons.

Also, all facilities should be available to wash hands with soaps and water while all who enter the religious places including priests should wear face masks. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 4

  • Double standard Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:03 PM

    The weird thing is though, weddings can be held and I've seen weddings with over 100 and with bands and all.

    Buddhist Saturday, 23 October 2021 08:27 PM

    Let's see which MP's thamasha party will have over 50 soon.

    Curious Sunday, 24 October 2021 09:52 AM

    The Royal Thominan is gonna be held next week. Interesting to see whether the one meter rule will be followed in the stands!.

    Mohamed Uvais Monday, 25 October 2021 10:31 AM

    Travelling in public transport where is the 1 meter distance?

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