Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) Director Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said that it is mandatory to wear a face mask.
He also said that the face mask must be worn properly to ensure the coronavirus does not spread.
Batuwanthudawa said that a face shield is only worn as an additional protective measure.
“Wearing only a face shield and not a face mask does not protect you form the coronavirus,” he said.
As a result, Batuwanthudawa said that wearing only a face shield in public is a violation of the quarantine laws.
He also said that the public must continue to strictly follow the health guidelines despite a relaxation in the travel restrictions.
Batuwanthudawa said that taking precautions is important no matter what Covid variant is spreading in the country. (Colombo Gazette)