Another 30 Sri Lankans who returned from overseas infected

Another 30 Sri Lankans who returned from overseas have been found to be infected with the coronavirus.

Officials said that the 30 Sri Lankans were among 772 people who tested positive for the coronavirus over a 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m. today (28).

A number of arrivals have tested positive for the coronavirus in January alone.

Yesterday, seven arrivals had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Four individuals who had arrived from overseas had tested positive for COVID-19 on 13 January.

Another four Sri Lankans who returned from overseas had tested positive for the coronavirus on 17 January.

On 19 January, it was reported that 47 Sri Lankan arrivals had tested positive for the coronavirus.

On 20 January, officials said that nine Sri Lankans who had arrived from overseas had tested positive.

Sri Lankan authorities have said that the repatriation process will, however, continue despite several arrivals testing positive for the coronavirus. (Colombo Gazette)

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