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More quarantined returnees head home

A batch of 163 persons who had completed the 14 days quarantine period will be released from Quarantine Centres tomorrow (26), Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said.

Addressing the media at the National Operation Centre, he said that 3,086 persons were being cared for at 46 quarantine centres islandwide as at yesterday.

He added that 144 persons who completed the quarantine period were released from quarantine centres operated by the Tri-Forces yesterday.

The Army Commander reiterating the importance of maintaining social distance advised the people to stay in their homes.  

He said that over 7,500 persons, who returned to the country in between March 6 and 15 and who had been in contact with COVID-19 patients, have been asked to self-quarantine in their homes, adding that they were being monitored.

He pointed out that initially there were about 20,000 persons who returned to the country in between March 1 and 15, but among them those who returned between March 1 and 5 are no more considered a risk category.     


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