Only two passengers permitted in three-wheelers

The Ministry of Health has issued more guidelines in view of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka.

Director of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said only two passengers will be allowed to travel in three-wheelers with immediate effect.

He further said that all salons will be closed until further notice.

The decision comes as a hairdresser at a salon in Bandaranayake Mawatha in Colombo-12 was found to be infected with COVID-19, and had tendered to a group of persons from the area, resulting in the spread of the virus.

Dr. Jasinghe also said that small scale eateries close to hospitals will be shut until further notice.

Measures will be taken to close down restaurants operating delivery services if any employee is found to be ill, he added.

Meanwhile, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said it was evident that certain individuals are failing to adhere to curfew laws in areas where the islandwide Police curfew has been relaxed.

Stores and three- wheelers are being overcrowded in certain areas in which the curfew has been relaxed, she pointed out.

Minister Wanniarachchi requested the public to follow the health guidelines and be mindful of the risk still prevalent by the coronavirus.

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