11 Infected Inmates from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre Still under Treatment – NOCPCO

11 Infected Inmates from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre Still under Treatment – NOCPCO

11 Infected Inmates from Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre Still under Treatment – NOCPCO

Written by Zulfick Farzan

14 Sep, 2020 | 1:08 pm

Colombo (News 1st); The total number of detainees in quarantine at Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug Addicts stands at 649, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).

Of them, 528 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 EK 648 from Dubai with 26 passengers and the flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 64 passengers and the flight UL 455 from Japan with 295 passengers arrived in Sri Lanka this morning and the flight 6E 9034 from India with passengers will arrive today.

All of them were referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.

Within the day (14), 159 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes.

40,965 individuals have been sent back home after completing the quarantine period.

5,960 people in 60 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

Within yesterday (13), 1890 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 253,842.

Meanwhile, 13 positive COVID-19 cases after full recovery left hospitals early this morning (14) & all of them are expatriates.

Accordingly, 638 individuals, associated with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug Addicts at Kandakadu have left so far after recovery.

A total of 11 infected persons, connected to the Rehabilitation Centre are still under treatment.

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