Health guidelines strictly enforced despite mass vaccination

The public have been urged to strictly adhere to health guidelines on COVID-19 even after receiving the Covishield vaccine.

Police Spokesman Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Ajith Rohana said it was essential to follow the health guidelines even after receiving the Covid vaccine.

He said health authorities have pointed out that it is essential to strictly adhere to the health guidelines after being administered the coronavirus vaccine.

Therefore, he urged the public to continue wearing facemasks and maintain social distancing at all times.

DIG Ajith Rohana further requested the public to continue washing their hands or sanitise them on a regular basis.

Earlier, it was reported that many people who had received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccine were undertaking travels across the country.

Head of the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva warned that the first dose of the vaccine alone was not enough to safeguard oneself from the virus.

General Silva too warned the public to strictly adhere to the health guidelines, even after having received the COVID-19 vaccination. (Colombo Gazette)