14-day quarantine For students, teachers arriving from COVID-19 hit countries

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  • The Health Ministry has informed heads of all schools

By Chaturanga Samarawickrama   

Fourteen days of quarantine is mandatory for students, teachers, academic and non-academic staff in the education sector arriving from Coronavirus (COVID-19) affected countries such as China, Korea and Italy, the Education Ministry said yesterday.  

  It said it had conveyed this directive to all heads of schools and educational institutions countrywide and that this decision was taken on a request made by the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine.   

Meanwhile, COVID-19 infected patients have been reported from more than 70 countries worldwide.   

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