Duration of quarantine for persons arriving from abroad to be reduced

Duration of quarantine for persons arriving from abroad to be reduced


Duration of quarantine for persons arriving from abroad to be reduced

Colombo (Sri Lanka), December 10: The Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva stated that it has been decided to reduce the number of quarantine days from 28 to 14 after the arrival of persons from overseas and the Director General of Health Services will issue a statement in this regard today.

According to the Army Commander, according to the new quarantining method if a repatriated person tests negative to the PCR test after 14-day mandatory quarantine, they will no longer be required to quarantine for another 14 days at the homes.

The Head of the NOCPCO said that a decision would be taken to reopen the airport in the next few weeks and discussions have been held regarding the issue.

Meanwhile, the Army Commander said that discussions were also held with the airport authorities and Civil Aviation Authority officials to avoid delays at the airport faced by those arriving in the country from abroad.

Source: Colombo Page

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