Sri Lanka imposes fine of Rs 10000 or six months in jail for violating quarantine rules

The Sri Lankan Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, has issued a special gazette notification on the new COVID-19 preventive regulations as per which those found violating quarantine rules in the country will either have to pay a fine of Rs 10000 or will be sentenced to six months of imprisonment or in some cases, both. 

In addition, the gazette notification shows guidelines for the entry to and maintenance of businesses, workplaces and shops. Accordingly, all persons entering business/service places must wear a face mask at all times and should maintain a social distance of at least 1 meter. 

In addition, the body temperature of all those who enter the premises must be measured and adequate hand sanitizer should be made available. 

Further, business/service places should maintain a register of contact details and NIC numbers of all those who enter the premises. 

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