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Sri Lanka gazettes jail terms and fines for breaking Covid19 prevention guidelines

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According to the gazette notification issued by the Minister of Health today any person violators of the gazetted health guidelines will be subject to a fine of not more than Rs. 10,000, with or without a prison sentence of six months, approved by the Judiciary.

Fellowing are the health guidelines included in the gazette:

  • Everyone who enters workplaces and business zones must wear a face mask at all times.
  • One-metre distance between two persons must be maintained at all times.
  • All persons’ temparature must be checked before entering workplaces.
  • Adequate hand sanitising facilities with antiseptic liquid must be provided.
  • A record of the name, NIC and contact information of each entrant must be maintained.
  • The number of employees in the work place must not exceed the maximum number of employees and other persons present.
  • The gazette declaration further responds to strengthen new laws relating to specific matters such as quarantine, travel restrictions and transport.

Gazatte notification as a PDF:health guidelines Oct 20

 

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