Sri Lanka’s well being authorities have issued new robust tips, together with banning wedding ceremony receptions and gatherings at non secular websites, to stop the unfold of the coronavirus because the Island nation continued to report a spike in each day infections.

For the fifth on Friday, the each day variety of instances reported crossed the 1,000-mark.

The nation recorded a number of instances of the UK variant which has a much bigger mortality charge, well being officers stated.

“We proceed to watch and place isolations on vital areas,” Army chief Gen Shavendra Silva, the pinnacle of Covid prevention, stated.

He stated the federal government was reluctant to order blanket lockdowns on account of doable hostile financial impacts.

Under the brand new tips, wedding ceremony receptions is not going to be permitted till May 21. No gatherings are allowed at non secular websites.

Events and public gatherings held at closed and open venues are being prohibited till additional discover.

Cinemas, children playgrounds, swimming swimming pools, pubs and bars, casinos and nightclubs, betting centres and spas will stay closed till additional discover.

The companies can be allowed to function with solely 25 per cent capability.

Schools will stay shut till additional discover.

Sri Lanka reported 1,716 new instances on Friday, the very best single-day spike for the reason that onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

The nation has reported 109,000 instances up to now with 687 deaths.


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