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SC dismisses petitions challenging FULLY VACCINATED regulation

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court dismissed petitions filed challenging the gazette that declared it mandatory to be fully vaccinated to enter public places.

These applications were turned down as per a majority decision of the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court.The Extraordinary Gazette:Sri Lanka’s Health Minister has issued an Extraordinary Gazette preventing unvaccinated people from entering or being in public places on 25th January 2022.People must have proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to enter public places starting 30 April.The Gazette noted that “A person shall not enter any public place without having the proof of being fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID – 19) unless exempted by the Proper Authority in respect of the whole of Sri Lanka.”“For the purposes of this regulation “fully vaccinated ” means that the relevant person has obtained the required doses of the relevant vaccination as specified by the Director – General of Health Services”, it added.

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