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Five Sri Lankan staffers at Embassy in UAE test positive for COVID-19

Embassy to remain closed temporarily

Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been temporarily closed after five staff members were found to have contracted COVID 19, the Ministry of Foreign Relations confirmed.


The Ministry Spokesperson said the closure may be for two days, however as the end of Ramadhan approaches, the closure may last longer due to Eid. It is customary to close diplomatic missions during Eid.

A notice was posted on the embassy website on May 20, announcing the closure without a reason.

The notice said: “Due to an emergency the Embassy is temporarily closed until further notice.”

It also urged people seeking assistance to refrain from trying to reach staff by telephone and advised them to send emails instead.
 
 


SL embassy in Abu Dhabi closed until further Notice - 13:20

Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Abu Dhabi has been temporarily closed , after five staff members were tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Foreign Relations said. The notice said: “Due to an emergency the Embassy is temporarily closed until further notice.” Public can contact the Embassy by email [email protected] or Toll-Free No 800119119. The embassy further stated that, "We may not be able to answer all the calls right away due to the large volume of calls. We will call back within 24 hours. The Embassy encourages sending email as much as possible during the closure. We assure you of our best attention during this emergency period."


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