Consultant Physician Dr. Upul Dissanayake has urged the public to adhere to health guidelines when visiting locations such as movie theatres and liquor stores.
Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Dr. Dissanayake said questions are raised over whether such locations could remain closed daily.
He said questions can be posed that the coronavirus could re-emerge, despite such establishments being closed for the duration of a year.
Dr. Dissanayake urged individuals visiting liquor stores to maintain social distancing or to visit stores when they are less crowded.
He said movie theatres are still operating with limited seating.
Joining the media briefing, Secretary General and CEO of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Manjula de Silva called for a reduction in the use of air conditioners at workplaces considering the prevailing risks of the coronavirus pandemic.
He said windows should be open in workplaces allowing a free flow of natural air.
de Silva said this could be done at a majority of offices.
He said if a certain meeting or event is essential, it is more suitable to organise the event outdoors or in an open area.