Written by Staff Writer
10 Mar, 2020 | 8:21 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – While the Coronavirus has affected several countries, two quarantine centers have been set-up in Sri Lanka for those arriving from overseas. 181 individuals who arrived from South Korea and Italy are currently being quarantined at these centers. They will remain at these centers for a period of 14 days.
A flight carrying 166 passengers on board from South Korea touched down in Sri Lanka at around 3:33 am. 164 of them are Sri Lankans while two were of South Korean origin.
13 individuals arrived from Italy via Oman this morning while 2 others arrived via Qatar.
These passengers were transported to the quarantine centers in Batticaloa and Kandakudi in buses following a quarantining procedure at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Claims of delays in the quarantining process and levying charges for the procedure became a subject of discussion at the airport.
The Commander of the Army highlighted that Sri Lankan citizens will not be charged fees to undergo the quarantining process.
Meanwhile, a group of foreigners who arrived on flight MI – 17, were taken to the quarantine facility in Kandakudi today. A bus carrying Sri Lankan passengers neared Kandakudi this afternoon.
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