Certain Covid-19 restrictions to be eased under revised guidelines

General Shavendra Silva, Army Commander

Army Commander, General Shavendra Silva said that certain Covid-19 restrictions will be eased under revised guidelines to be announced by the Director-General of Health Services.

In terms of the new measures, a limited number of people will be allowed to attend weddings and visit places of religious worship under strict adherence to health guidelines.

Under the guidelines issued on July 5, weddings were not permitted. Only registrations were allowed with 10 attendees including bride and groom.

However, cinema theatres, museums, carnivals, parks, bars, casinos, night clubs, betting centers have to remain closed.

Inter-provincial travel is also banned until the pandemic in the country situation is reviewed.