The First contacts of COVID-19 infected patients will be placed under home quarantine from today onwards, Army Commander Shavendra Silva said.
“Although the first contacts of the COVID-19 infected patients were earlier sent for quarantine centres, such positive patients will no longer be sent for quarantine centres but placed under home quarantine,” he said.
Therefore, the Army Commander requested such patients to remain indoors without any interactions with other persons.
This new practice came into effect following the instruction of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa after reviewing the quarantine process currently in place in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, he said they would not be hesitant to lift the curfew in the areas where it is already enforced, if the risk of Covid-19 in those areas would be lessened. (Sheain Fernandopulle)