Written by Zulfick Farzan
18 Sep, 2020 | 5:19 pm
Colombo (News 1st); 5895 people placed in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine, said the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
42,582 individuals have been sent back home after completing the mandatory quarantine period.
On Thursday (17), 1640 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 262,378.
As of Friday (18) morning, the total number of detainees in quarantine at Kandakadu and Senapura Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres for Drug Addicts stands at 649.
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 22 passengers, the flight QR 668 from Doha Qatar with 52 passengers, the flight UL 455 from Japan with 30 passengers and the flight UL 607 from Australia with 7 passengers arrived in Sri Lanka on Friday (18).
All of them were to be referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.
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