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* No kissing the bride as Sri Lanka lifts Covid-19 ban on wedding parties
Sat, May 23, 2020, 08:40 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 23 (AFP) Sri Lanka has lifted a ban on wedding receptions as part of an easing of coronavirus restrictions, but grooms may not kiss the bride – at least not in public.

Wealthy Sri Lankans usually hold wedding celebrations with thousands of guests, and the festivities often last for days with much eating, drinking, dancing and singing.

Under the new guidelines there should be no more than 100 guests, all of whom must stay a metre apart and wear masks, including the happy couple.

“Guests should not be allowed to kiss, hug or shake hands,” the latest health ministry rules say. “Greeting each other should be done without any touching.”

Sri Lanka imposed a nationwide curfew on 20 March that ruled out gatherings of any sort, but the restrictions have been eased in many districts that are not considered high-risk.

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