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Health authorities to be strict on weddings from today

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The Public Health Inspectors Association states that weddings will be inspected and legal action will be taken against those who violate quarantine laws.

PHI Union Head Upul Rohana said they had received a spate of complaints with evidence pertaining to violation of health guidelines at wedding functions.

Therefore, the PHI Head said they had decided to take legal action against the organisers and owners of the banquet halls from today (23) as per provisions laid out in the quarantine act.

Thus, the PHI Head urged the organisers to be more responsible and conduct wedding functions complying with health guidelines.

Health Ministry has now allowed to conduct weddings with a maximum of 150 participants or a limited 25 percent seating capacity. But according to Army Commander General Shavendra Silva some weddings were held with a participation of more than 250 people. He also warned the public about a possibility of an emerging ‘wedding cluster”. He said the public should act in a responsible manner especially during the upcoming long weekend at a time where the daily COVID-19 cases exceed 1,500.

In the mean time, the Ministry of Health says that another 586 persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus yesterday (22), increasing the daily count of Covid-19 cases to 1,714. This brings the tally of Covid-19 positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka to 291,298.

22,646 infected patients are currently under medical care while total recoveries stand at 264,755.

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