181 persons moved to quarantine centers in Batticaloa and Kandakudi

181 persons moved to quarantine centers in Batticaloa and Kandakudi

181 persons moved to quarantine centers in Batticaloa and Kandakudi

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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