Written by Zulfick Farzan
31 Aug, 2020 | 12:53 pm
Colombo (News 1st); 6,901 people in 67 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine, said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)
17 more expatriates were confirmed positive to COVID-19 on Sunday (30) making the total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka stand at 3012 with 140 people currently receiving treatment.
Those 17 expatriates were from 03 from the Maldives, 12 from the UAE, and 02 Indian seafarers.
By 6.00 am Monday morning (31), the total detainees at Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug addicts stand at 639, said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO)
Of them, 518 individuals are detainees under rehabilitation, 67 staff members, 5 guest staffers, 48 family members and close associates, including 01 person who got in contact with the infected case in the Welikada Prison.
The flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 400 passengers, the flight 6E 9034 from Chennai with 29 passengers and the flight 6E 9111 from Chennai with 18 passengers arrived in Colombo this morning (31) and all of them were referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services.
Within the day (31), 73 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes.
35, 097 individuals have been sent back home after completing the mandatory quarantine period by this morning (31).
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