With reference to advisory of the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Health vide letter No. PPD/PPMS-25/2019-2020/ dated 30.01.2020, all employees under the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement are discouraged to travel to the following countries, unless it is for transit ( within terminal premise) purpose:
- Mainland China ( epicenter of the outbreak)
- Sri Lanka
In case of unavoidable duty travels to the affected areas, officials are advised to practice proper hand hygiene and preventative measures ( such as wearing appropriate face masks).
Further, Ministry of Health must be consulted for organizing or proposing any major international conference.