Sri Lanka limits overseas arrivals due to rise in COVID-19 infections

Sri Lanka limits overseas arrivals due to rise in COVID-19 infections

Sri Lanka limits overseas arrivals due to rise in COVID-19 infections

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 Apr, 2021 | 2:28 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Arrivals to Sri Lanka will have to be limited due to rise in COVID-19 infections from among those returning from abroad, said Dr. Sudath Samaraweera of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health on Saturday (16).

Sri Lanka’s Army Commander warned there is a risk of COVID-19 entering Sri Lanka via returnees from overseas.

General Shavendra Silva who is also the Head of the NOCPCO said 78 people who returned from overseas tests positive for COVID-19 of Friday (16).

On Friday (16) 237 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.

138 of these infections were detected from the Peliyagoda Cluster and 21 were detected from the prison cluster.

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