More than 6000 people continue to remain in quarantine centers – NOCPCO

More than 6000 people continue to remain in quarantine centers – NOCPCO

More than 6000 people continue to remain in quarantine centers – NOCPCO

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Sep, 2020 | 2:36 pm

Colombo (News 1st); As of this morning (08), not a single individual was confirmed positive to COVID-19 epidemic, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

By 6.00 am this morning (08), 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 QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 20 passengers arrived in Colombo this morning and all of them are expected to be referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.

Within the day, 331 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes.

Likewise, 38, 393 individuals by this morning have been sent back home after quarantining.

6,624 persons in 63 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

Within yesterday, 1625 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 241,631.

Meanwhile, 01 positive COVID-19 infected case after full recovery left the hospital early this morning (08).

He was an expatriate who underwent quarantining and found 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.

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