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Separate terminal set up at BIA for China arrivals

The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) had yesterday (27) set up a separate terminal for passengers arriving from China.

According to Marketing Manager, Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka Sumith De Silva said, “a special terminal has been allocated since yesterday morning as a precautionary measure to combat the spreading of the deadly Coronavirus outbreak”.

Health Ministry Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said there were several suspicious cases yesterday (27)  who were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) and doctors are observing the symptoms on the cases. “There is no confirmation if these cases have contracted the virus,” he said.

“As a safety measure, all staff members who come in contact with passengers have been instructed to wear face masks,” he said.

The first case of the coronavirus was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on December (31). Chinese scientists have linked it to the deadly viruses such as SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

According to reports around 80 have died due to the virus and about 2000 people have been infected worldwide.

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Passengers arriving from China to be screened at BIA (16:32)


The Bandaranaike International Airport had created a separate terminal for passengers arriving from China.  

According to Marketing Manager Airport and Aviation Services Sri Lanka Sumith De Sliva said, “Special terminal has been allocated since this morning as a precautionary measure to combat the spreading of the deadly Coronavirus”.

Speaking to Chief Epidemiologist of the Ministry of Health Dr Sudath Samaraweera,” There were several suspicious cases today admitted to Infectious Diseases Hospital(IDH) and doctors are observing the symptoms on the cases.  It's unable to confirm if those cases have contracted the virus”.

As a safety measure, all staff members who come in contact with passengers have been instructed to wear face masks.
 


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