Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Liquor shops opened; pubs, bars, casi­nos, night clubs closed

Bet­ting cen­tres, spas across the coun­try would also re­main closed un­til Oc­to­ber 31

- Casinos · United Kingdom Department of Health · Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination · Gambling

Wine and liquor shops across the coun­try can be op­er­ated un­der strict guide­lines while all pubs, bars, casi­nos, night clubs, will re­main closed un­til Oc­to­ber 31 con­sid­er­ing the pre­vail­ing pan­demic sit­u­a­tion, the Min­istry of Health said.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued by the Min­istry, wine and liquor shops, ho­tels, rest houses and guest houses could be op­er­ated un­der strict guide­lines, which means ser­vice providers and re­cip­i­ents should be re­stricted to less than 50 per cent of ca­pac­ity with strong ad­her­ence to health guide­lines. It also said bet­ting cen­tres and spas across the coun­try would re­main closed un­til Oc­to­ber 31 apart from pubs, bars, casi­nos and night clubs.

Mean­while, it said the time pe­riod was not ap­pli­ca­ble to the high risk ar­eas and ar­eas which are un­der lock­down.

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