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    5052 Have So Far Left for Home after Quarantining- Lt Gen Shavendra Silva

    May 05, 2020

    The routine Media interaction at the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) at Rajagiriya took place yetarday afternoon (May 4), headed by Mrs Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Hon Minister of Health, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army and Medical Specialist Dr Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services and Attorney-at Law Ajith Rohana, Deputy Inspector General of Police.

    A total of 208 individuals, including students were flown to Sri Lanka yestarday morning (4) from London in the UK and were taken to the tri service -managed Quarantine Centres (QCs) for quarantine process. Similarly, one more group, inclusive of state officials and students is to be flown home May (5) morning by a Sri Lankan flight from London and they too would be directed to tri service-run QCs for quarantine process.

    119 Beruwela-resident individuals who underwent quarantining at Maduruoya and 10 more quarantined at Nipuna Boossa at Army and Navy-managed QCs after conduct of PCR tests on them left for their residences May (04) with Quarantine Certificates. So far, a total of 5052 quarantined individuals from the tri service-managed Quarantine Centres (QC) have left for their homes.

    Likewise, 1031 family members, close contacts of those infected heroic Navy personnel have been directed to QCs for quarantining as of May (04). As of now, 4522 persons are still in quarantine in island-wide 35 QCs, run by tri services. By May (04), heroic sailors confirmed positive to the COVID-19 virus stood at 296, the majority infected inside the camp and the rest while on leave outside the camp. Waikkal Dolphin Hotel extending its corporate social responsibility with all facilities free of charge has volunteered to accommodate 223 health officials minor staff and tri service personnel for quarantining process, for which we owe a special word of appreciation and gratitude, Head of the NOCPCO said.

    Summary:

    Total No of quarantined individuals up to-date - 5052

    Total No of individuals still in quarantine - 4522

    No of QCs - 35

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