Public urged to strictly follow guidelines during New Year

The public have been urged to strictly follow the health guidelines during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festive season.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said people must adhere to the guidelines and all quarantine regulations at all times in order to celebrate a healthy and peaceful New Year.

A series of health guidelines were issued recently to protect the public against the coronavirus during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

The guidelines were issued by the Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena and the full details are given below.

The Director General of Health Services said the people should celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year while following the COVID-19 health guidelines to prevent a third wave of the viral disease.

DIG Ajith Rohana urged the public to wear face masks and maintain social distancing at all times in public places.

The Police Spokesman further called on the public to remain vigilant of road accidents.

He pointed out that a high number of accidents are reported during the festive season.

The Police Spokesman requested the public to take all necessary precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a road accident during this period. (Colombo Gazette)