Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Special.Action Committe On Corona Virus Action Commitree Has Decided To Quarantine Those Arriving In From South Korea ,Italy And Iran. At Their Homes To Prevent The virus Spreading Here

The Special National Security Action
Committe on Corona Virus which conducted an Emergancy meeting  at the Health Ministry this evening (26)under the patronage of Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has decided to quarantine all Sri Lankans and foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka for the new year holiday  from South Korea ,Italy, Iran and few other Middle Eastern countries where the Corona virus is spreading rapidly,  for 14 days at their houses to avoid spreading of virus here .

During the meeting the committee members have also decided to establish four special fully functioned quarantine Centers to quarantine those who shows symptoms of Corona virus infection in near Colombo and in Central,South and North Eastern Provinces besides the one at Diyathalawa Army camp at present .

Foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka especially from South Korea where around 25,000 Sri Lankans are working will be subjected for special screening at the Katunayake Airport according to the committee .

The Commiteee members have decided  to inform health officials to get  the details of foreigners arriving in through planes as small groups from their tourist agents prior to their arrival .

Other decisions that taken at the meeting includes
*screening of all tourist shop Passangers at Colombo and Galle ports and avoid them entering the country .

* The Commiteee has also planned to screen those foreign fisheries technicians arriving in through fisheries harbours

*To import and stored extra Stock of face masks if the Corona virus is spreading in the country as well as locally manufactured them.

Health Minister  is scheduled to inform President ,Prime Minister and the cabinet on these decisions  prior to implementing them.

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