Over 110 passengers arrive in Sri Lanka

Over 110 passengers arrived in Sri Lanka via 03 separate flights this morning (30), the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19 said.

Forty (40) passengers had arrived from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on flight EY 264.

Another four (02) passengers had arrived on flight QR 668 from Doha, Qatar.

Seventy- seven (77) passengers had arrived via flight 6E 9034 from Chennai, India.

All 119 passengers have been placed in mandatory quarantine at Military -operated quarantine centres.

The Government yesterday said it has permitted selected passengers to return to Sri Lanka despite repatriation flights that operated earlier during the coronavirus pandemic being temporarily halted.

The Government will resume repatriation flights from 31 July to bring down Sri Lankans who were stranded overseas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Secretary to the President Admiral Jayanath Colombage had said two flights have been scheduled for 31 July and 01 August to repatriate Sri Lankans from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). (Colombo Gazette)