Kathmandu : A new order has been issued in Sri Lanka to reduce the incidence of coronavirus. Government health officials said the order was issued focusing on not allowing crowds.
The order also bans wedding parties, religious gatherings and crowds. The number of infected people in Sri Lanka is estimated to be around 1,000 daily, according to government officials.
Coronavirus epidemic mitigation chief and army chief Shavendra Silva said the monitoring was intensified. He also informed that monitoring has been given priority especially in the areas where there are many patients of serious nature.
It is said that emphasis has been laid on the implementation of the arrangement to prevent overcrowding as the government does not want to implement complete lockout for fear of economic collapse.
In the order issued now, it has been mentioned that it is not allowed to hold weddings and other programs till May 21. It is requested not to hold other crowded events or public ceremonies until further notice.
According to the order, luxury and entertainment services such as movie halls, children’s playgrounds, swimming pools, bars and restaurants, casinos and nightclubs will also have to be closed until further notice.
The order states that only 25 percent of the capacity of industries and shops can be operated. Educational institutions, including schools, have also been ordered to close indefinitely.
In Sri Lanka, more than 109,000 people have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 687 have died.