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

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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