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Army Chief says no decision to waive off quarantine from April

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Army Commander and Head of the National Operation Center for the Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva said there was no truth to reports that the government was considering allowing vaccinated travelers a quarantine free entry into the country from mid April.

In a widely circulated message on Whatsapp, it said the government was considering such a move to return the economy back to normal and to kickstart the tourism sector. The message further said that initially, as a precaution, vaccinated travellers will be required to produce a negative PCR result obtained within 48 hours prior to landing.

However Silva said he was not aware of any such decision and to await any formal announcement. (Jamila Husain)

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  • Chris Sunday, 07 March 2021 06:52 AM

    That Mr. Commander is the right move. Allow vaccinated travellers with a negative PCR without bullshit money earning quarantine

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 07 March 2021 07:32 AM

    Use the same principals used when the tourist from Ukraine visited Sri Lanka. To me this man is a either a fool or an idiot or both.

    Buddhist Sunday, 07 March 2021 07:33 AM

    Yes Army Chief has no say on this its Presidents friend Senathipathi who has full control over this.

    dickie bird Sunday, 07 March 2021 09:57 PM

    This is Sri Lanka.... truth never prevail. False rumors flourish. Beneath the surface, everything is to do with politics.


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