6255 people in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

6255 people in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

6255 people in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Sep, 2020 | 11:13 am

Colombo (News 1st); The total number of detainees in quarantine at Kandakadu and Senapura Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres for Drug Addicts stands at 649 as of Wednesday (16th September) morning, said 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.

On Tuesday (15th September) 09 people, all of them expatriates were confirmed positive to COVID-19 epidemic.

The flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar with 24 passengers last night, the flight 6E 9030 from Chennai, the flight UL 1026 from Chennai with 01 person, and the Flight UL 1042 with 03 persons from Mumbai, India arrived in Sri Lanka and all of them were referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.

224 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes on Wednesday (16).

41,192 individuals have been sent back home after completing the mandatory quarantine period, thus far.

6255 persons in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine.

On Wednesday (15), 1810 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 257,477.

11 positive COVID-19 cases after full recovery left hospitals on Wednesday (16) morning and 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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