PHIs to control Covid-19 during elections contrary to law – Attorney General
Posted on July 25th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News

The Attorney General has informed the Health Ministry Secretary that the draft circular instructions for Public Health Inspectors to control the Covid-19 during elections are contrary to the law, says the AG’s coordinating officer.

According to the AG, powers of the PHIs to enter premises of meetings, polling stations, to detain and to prosecute have been removed and made subject to the directions of Medical Officers of Health.

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