Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi today signed the gazette notification on new COVID-19 preventive regulations.
The Ministry of Health said the gazette which was signed was later published.
The gazette makes it mandatory to wear a face mask at all times in public places and maintain social distancing of not less than one meter between two persons.
Earlier this week, Minister Wanniarachchi announced that a six- month jail term has been declared for anyone violating the COVID-19 regulations.
The gazette has been issued following the detection of a new coronavirus cluster in Minuwangoda.
Health authorities and the Police have continued to point out on multiple occasions that the public failed to follow the guidelines introduced to prevent the spread of the virus. (Colombo Gazette)