Sri Lanka allows 300 guests for weddings as COVID-19 spread eases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-07 21:37:30|Editor: huaxia

COLOMBO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday said that 300 guests would be allowed to attend weddings amidst strict health guidelines as COVID-19 spread eased in the island country.

A statement from the government information department said that the maximum number of guests at a wedding should be limited to 50 percent of the seating capacity of the venue and a maximum of 300 persons. This includes the bridal group, band members, and any performing artists.

Space allocation at the wedding venue must ensure physical distancing of at least one meter between all participants.

Sri Lanka has to date detected 2,078 positive COVID-19 cases but has recorded a high recovery rate of over 90 percent with 1,955 patients recovering and being discharged from hospital.

Eleven deaths have been reported from the virus.

The country has not reported any positive COVID-19 cases since April 30.

Capital Colombo resumed economic operations in the last week of May after being shut for nearly two months and since then the country has seen the gradual re-opening of several sectors.

However, authorities have urged people to abide by all health guidelines such as wearing masks and maintaining social distancing and keeping hand hygiene. Enditem