Another batch sent home from quarantine centres

The fifth batch of individuals who were placed in quarantine centres due to the covid-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka left for home this morning.

Military Spokesman Brigadier Chandana Wickremesinghe told Colombo Gazette a group of 300 persons left from 4 quarantine centres.

He said the individuals had left from the Punani and Galkanda centres in Punani, Pampaimadu centre in Vavuniya and from the Diyatalawa centre after completing their 14- day quarantine period.

The individuals have been instructed to be in self isolation for another 14- days in their residences, he added.

A group of 311 persons from the Kandakadu and Punani quarantine centres were the first batch to leave for home on Tuesday (24).

The second batch consisting of 144 persons from the Kandakadu quarantine centre and the third batch of 223 individuals from the Kandakadu, Punani and Miyankulam centres left on Wednesday (25) and Thursday (26) respectively.

The fourth batch of 501 persons from the Kandakadu, Punani and Diyatalawa centres left for home yesterday (27).

Meanwhile, Brigadier Wickremesinghe has urged the public to practice social distancing for the betterment of the society and the country.

He added that it was the personal responsibility of all citizens of the country to safeguard and minimise the spread of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette)