The Ministry of Health says the behaviour of the general public in recent days after easing restrictions has been disappointing.
Speaking at a media briefing today, Director of the Health Promotion Bureau Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa noted that despite repeated calls, the public has been behaving in a reckless manner.
Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa said since the coronavirus virus threat has not diminished, the public should continue to follow health guidelines.
He said they have observed during the past two days, people have blatantly violated health guidelines and gathered in groups in public places.
Dr. Batuwanthudawa also noted that even the mask mandate was disregarded blatantly.
He warned that such behaviour will lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases once again.