Stricter rules are implemented in Japan and vaccination for elderly begins, strict warning of action to people in Sri Lanka
International Desk : Strict regulations were implemented in the country from Monday to prevent rising cases of corona virus infection ahead of the Olympic Games to be held in Japan. Less than one percent of people in the country have received the anti-infection vaccine. Vaccination in Japan began with vaccination of medical personnel, and on Monday, elderly citizens began getting vaccinated here. These vaccines are being administered at 120 places in the country.
These drastic measures to prevent the spread of infection give the Governor of Tokyo the right to open bars and restaurants for short periods of time and punish those who violate the rules. These strict restrictions will remain in force till May 11. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has appealed to people to avoid unnecessary travel and to follow the social distance law. He also appealed to close the bar and restaurant at eight o'clock at night. The Tokyo Olympic Games will begin on July 23.
Meanwhile, in view of the crowds in the markets in view of Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, the Sri Lankan Police has warned of strict action to those who violate the health protocol related to Kovid-19. According to the rules, it is necessary to wear a mask and observe social distance. Most malls are overcrowded and people are not following these rules. The majority Sinhalese community and minority Tamil people are falling on New Year Wednesday. During this period, the festival is celebrated in various ways for several weeks.
Many traditional sports have been banned under health guidelines to prevent the spread of corona virus infection. There are 96,000 cases of corona virus infection in the country and so far around 600 infected people have died. "The Public Health Inspectors Association" said that people are not following health regulations in public transport and public programs, which is unfortunate.