Health Ministry issues new set of health guidelines for next 15 days

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Ministry of Health has issued new set of health guidelines for public and work-related activities effective from 16th to 31st of December 2021.

Issuing a new set of guidelines, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said although a significant control of the COVID-19 epidemic in the country is achieved, there is still a risk for escalation in COVID-19 transmission due to cluster formation.

Under this situation, the effort taken in the gradual reopening of the country need to be sustained in the continued practice of DReAM In all situations.

The Director General of Health Services emphasized that contributing to the control of COVID-19 is the responsibility of every citizen as well as every governmental, non-governmental and private institutions.

Under the new guidelines, the ban on alcohol at weddings has been lifted while attendance has been limited to maximum 50% of the usual capacity of the hall. Also the number of people attending funerals has been increased to a maximum of 30.

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