Ten arrivals contract coronavirus in Sri Lanka

Ten arrivals have contracted the coronavirus in Sri Lanka, the National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said.

NOCPCO said the ten arrivals had been detected with the virus during a 24-hour period ending at 6am today.

The ten people include five arrivals from Qatar, two from India and three from Kuwait.

All ten are at three separate quarantine centers in the country.

NOCPCO said 186 passengers, 28 from the United Arab Emirates, 96 from Qatar, 17 from Japan and 48 from India, arrived on four separate flights this morning.

All arrivals, apart from the infected patients, have been placed at Military-operated quarantine centres across the country.

Nearly 7,746 individuals are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine at 73 quarantine centres, while 36,326 individuals have been discharged to date.

From among those who were infected following the outbreak at the Kandakadu rehabilitation centre, 626 have been discharged after complete recovery, while 13 patients are currently receiving treatment.

The Ministry of Health conducted 2050 PCR tests yesterday alone and has conducted nearly 232, 710 PCR tests to date in Sri Lanka.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka stands at 3111 as of today, with 2889 recoveries, 12 deaths and 210 patients under medical care. (Colombo Gazette)