A discussion was held yesterday (15) regarding measures to be taken to prevent the spread of the new Kovid variety in the country. It has been decided to severely restrict the gathering of people for all occasions including weddings, funerals and banquets.
Minister of State for Epidemiology and Medicine Sudarshani Fernandopulle said that only a maximum of 50 people could attend the wedding and that the funeral would be held within 24 hours with the participation of a minimal number of people.
In addition, the Minister of State emphasized that participation in any event, including birthday parties and banquets, is limited to a maximum of 50 and that 100% adherence to health advice is mandatory in all such cases.
The Minister also stated that the previous set of guidelines will be re-enforced for all gatherings of the public, including parties at nightclubs and hotels.
The complete set of health guidelines regarding these rules will be released today (16).