COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRES FOR TOURISTS

COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRES FOR TOURISTS

COVID-19 TREATMENT CENTRES FOR TOURISTS

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

13 Jan, 2021 | 12:20 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to establish COVID-19 treatment centres surrounding hotels where tourists are staying, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said.

Tourists who are confirmed positive for the virus will be referred for treatment at these centres, where the tourists must bear the costs for treatment, Dhammika Wijesinghe, the Director-General at the Tourism Development Authority said on Wednesday (Jan. 13).

A total of 131 hotels have been granted permission to accommodate tourists, while 36 hotels are already accommodating tourists.

The designated hotels are restricted from accommodating local visitors, Director-General of Tourism, Dhammika Wijesinghe reiterated.

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