A house in the Colombo 06 area was sealed earlier today after two people, who had recently returned from India were taken by a team of PHI officers and police, to the isolation center or hospital, eyewitnesses said.
A medical team had arrived at the house, in the early hours and had taken the couple, after which the entire house was disinfected and sealed.
It is still unsure if the patients were confirmed to be infected by the coronavirus.
The Police have issued a warning to all those who have returned back to the country after March 16 to register at the nearest police station or face arrest.
A grace period has been issued to register till April 1, with the police warning that if returnees fail to register, they will never be able to leave the country again.
Military sources told Daily Mirror that medical officers, military and police were on the hunt for isolated cases which posed the biggest threat at the moment and so far a few had been detected and had been transported to hospitals. (Jamila Husain)
Comments - 11
Sammy Tuesday, 31 March 2020 04:39 PM
Hope inbound passengers are being informed at the airport itself to report to a Police Station.
Lokusalli Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:32 PM
There are no inbound passengers anymore ..airport is closed ...only for outbound passengers now
Karu Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:03 PM
Govt should check those who have attended the religious meet at Delhi. Indian media reports a large number of positive cases among them
Anonymous Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:31 PM
Is this the one at Pennyquick avenue. Selfish ppl
Rasheevan Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:27 PM
They might get the immigrants information from airport itself
Mahinda Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:55 PM
Why the authorities can't get returnee's particulars from the immigration system at the airport and chase them. Asking them to report to the nearby police and taking further time lead to devastate.
Observer Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:26 PM
How did they come to their house in Wellawatte-
Did they come by boat and land at the Wellawatte beach and enter their house?
dickie bird Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:32 PM
Thats what Sangakkara did.
Its all there and explained.
Mala han Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:19 PM
Quarantine is nice but provide medicine needs for other ailments and food supply without discriminating tamils.
Dilshan Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:28 PM
Shouldn't all who come to Sri Lanka be quarantined
Ahamed Thursday, 09 April 2020 03:21 PM
The authorities are playing HORA police. First you let them go and then you chase them . Wasted time and energy.very simple nip it off from the bud . Policy. On arrival give them a random check if okay serve them a homequarantine order and reconfirm the order by another person of the house or anyplace where he is going to fulfill his quarantine period atime limit to rwach his destination according to the distance.and he should call and reconfjrm once he arrive at his destination . If this is not done .you have all his documents . I mean the passport copy his confurmed address and a guarantor .arrest them immediatley. You may make afew more according to your available manpower or resources .if that will make it more easy and convenient for both parties . This is my personal opinion . Sorry ifi am wrong thanks
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