Individuals at kovils limited to 25 tomorrow

2021-01-13 at 12:40

Health units have issued directives to limit the number of persons within kovil premises to 25, in line with the Thai Pongal festival celebrated tomorrow.

Speaking to media in Colombo Deputy Director General of Health Services (PHS) Dr. HSR Perera urged the public to strictly adhere to health guidelines when celebrating the Thai Pongal festival.

Dr. Perera urged the public to limit visiting kovils tomorrow.

She noted celebrating together in large groups poses a high health risk adding that religious leaders must ensure the safety of the people.

Dr. Perera also requested the public to limit visits in the festive period to close family and friends, and minimize travelling to other districts.

She added movement must be restricted as much as possible.

She urged the public to be cautious and follow necessary precautions when celebrating religious festivals.