6,610 people remain in 63 tri-service-managed Quarantine Centers

6,610 people remain in 63 tri-service-managed Quarantine Centers

6,610 people remain in 63 tri-service-managed Quarantine Centers

Written by Zulfick Farzan

07 Sep, 2020 | 1:21 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  6,610 people in 63 tri-service-managed Quarantine Centers are still in quarantine, said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

Within yesterday (06), 1820 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 239,907.

Likewise, 38, 359 individuals by Monday morning (07) were sent back home after completing the quarantine period.

Within the day (07), 32 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes.

By 6.00 am this morning (07), the total number of detainees at Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug Addicts stands at 640.

Of them, 519 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 one in the Welikada Prison.

The flight AHO 658Y from Germany with 11 passengers, the flight EK 648 from Dubai with 20 passengers, the flight QR668 from Doha Qatar with 75 passengers, the flight 6E 9034 from India with 2 passengers and the flight UL 455 from Japan with 2 passengers arrived in Colombo this morning and the flight TB 9140 from Norway with 86 passengers will arrive today (7) in Colombo and all of them are expected to be referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.

Meanwhile, 07 positive COVID-19 cases after full recovery left hospitals early this morning (07).

All of them were expatriates who underwent quarantine and found were positive afterwards.

Accordingly, 626 individuals, associated with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug addicts at Kandakadu have left so far after recovery.

A total of 14 infected persons, connected to the Rehabilitation Centre are still under treatment.

Since no positive cases have been reported from society other than those arriving from overseas, said Sri Lanka Army adding all Sri Lankans are urged to continue their health practices and help prevention of its transmission as per instructions given by health authorities.

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