Foreigners Disembarking from ships banned from entering country

4 March 2020 12:01 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

By Sheain Fernandopulle   

Foreigners arriving in Sri Lanka by passenger ships will not be allowed to disembark because of the coronavirus risk and as a means to minimise the spread of the disease, Director General of Health, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said yesterday.


He said the arrival of passenger ships to the country had not been prohibited, but it was the disembarking of passengers that was banned considering the prevailing risks.   
“Most of the passenger ships worldwide carry people aged above 50, who are said to be the most susceptible to coronavirus (COVID-19) infection,” he said.   


Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said all passengers arriving in Sri Lanka from Italy, South Korea and Iran would be quarantined for 14 days as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus.   


“All passengers arriving from the three countries will have to remain at home or in hospital for 14 days while it is also mandatory for them to share their details with the respective local public health inspectors so that they could take the necessary precautionary measures,” Dr. Jasinghe said. 

 
He said all health divisions are on high alert with preventive measures in place to mitigate the risk to the country though no positive cases of the coronavirus infection in Sri Lanka have been reported so far.

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 0

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




“I don’t think Sri Lankans can be realistically ruled by force” -Ahimsa Wickrematunge

Twelve years after the assassination of Lasantha Wickrematunge, the founding

Decisions to be made in Sri Lanka’s hunt for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Around the world, governments are gearing up to roll out nationwide immunizat

“I am the Godfather of Russian tourists” - Udayanga Weeratunga

Former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga is back in the sce

Sri Lankan migrant workers still in limbo

Sri Lanka’s migrant workers are a significant part of our economy, with the

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.