Int’l Book Fair at BMICH: Strict health guidelines to be followed at mass gatherings
Chief of the Epidemiology Unit
Dr. Sudath Samaraweera stated that necessary health precautions have to be followed by those who organise mass gatherings, such as book fairs, due to the still evident threat posed to society by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stated that the organisers of the International Book Fair to be held shortly at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, where people in their numbers are known to gather, should follow the health guidelines stipulated by the Ministry of Health to the letter in order to prevent contracting the killer virus.
Dr. Samaraweera warned that those who do not follow the stipulated health guidelines would be held accountable for their actions in keeping with the law.
He added that it was imperative that those who visit the Fair also follow the health guidelines formulated by the Ministry to prevent people from falling victim to the pandemic.