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The individuals, who are currently in quarantine centres, will be moved for home quarantine in the next 48 hours after they being subject to PCR tests, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said.

Addressing the media he also said a relief package containing essential food items would be provided for those who serve the 14-day quarantine process at home.

“The Government decided to provide this relief package considering the situation that those who are on a 14-day quarantine are not allowed to venture outside to buy groceries or other essentials,” he said.

Earlier, it was decided to place the first contacts of COVID-19 infected patients under home quarantine. Though earlier they were sent to quarantine centres, such positive patients will no longer be sent there, but will be placed under home quarantine.

It was reported the there is excessive capacity in quarantine centres at present. It was also reported that expatriates arriving in future will have to bear the costs of PCR tests, quarantine procedures, accommodation, etc.(Sheain Fernandopulle)

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  • Dilshan Wednesday, 28 October 2020 08:49 PM

    Why were they moved. Isn't it foolish act

    Michael Ranasinghe Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:25 PM

    You are finally doing exactly what countries in the West are doing and your political leaders mocked those countries .. It proves we do not have the capacity to treat even 10,000 patients .. this is typical Island mentality

    Sanjeev Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:00 AM

    Well said Michael Unfortunately majority of our Islanders will not see the true ongoing and will be gullible to all the Happenings In the Current Reality the Sad Truth is its each individual who needs to be responsible and take care of themselves their family and neighbours and his or her fellow countrymen The WORD

    Roger Galpihilla (Germany) Wednesday, 28 October 2020 10:36 PM

    Good decision Sir. There is absolutely no necessity to keep people who test Negative for Covid-19 at Quarantine Centers. At a time when the economy is suffering, Its good to take such measures to send them home and monitor.

    Sanjeev Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:02 AM

    ROGER easy for you to beat the drum when you are not even residing in your motherland Selfish and inconsiderate don't you think....

    saman Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:06 AM

    Forced quarantine will never going to be a sustainable strategy when it comes to control the spread. Education and people participation are the key. I do however should mention the fact that, educating Sri Lankans on preventative measures will not be easy and virtually impossible.

    Elwyn Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:10 AM

    Why worry? Covid is under control according to Govt. It's just the curfew that's spreading

    K.L Pathirana Thursday, 29 October 2020 10:38 AM

    Let's see here, Aren't we looking at the medical protocol manual of those countries who has implemented the same at the early stage of Covid 19 ? All this time we were dancing about how effective our procedures were and we were to be so up tight on controlling the decease. We were given fake credit and was glad to accept it. Typical SLK style.

    brainmaster Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:23 AM

    tgere must be a mistake ib your text....are you really sending POSITIVE tested people home for selfquarantine ???

    K C P Fernando Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:26 AM

    මෙයාලගේ මාස ගානක මාර ප්ලෑනින්.

    Afzal Thursday, 29 October 2020 12:06 PM

    We in SL sent 1000s to govt run quarantine centres just becuase those people were contacts of those who tested positive. The people quarantined were not positive or they were positive with no symptoms. This put a srain on our resources. Look at the world. Hospitals take only those who need treatment in a hospital. Quarantine centres are oly for those who are positive and have no facilities to quarantine at home. Home quarantine is monitored thru Apps and by physical checks by PHIs. The govt resources are focussed where it is needed. We should learn those lessons.

    Ravi Metha Thursday, 29 October 2020 02:41 PM

    Dr Sharvendra Silva seems to know more about covid 19 than any doctor in SL. The only thing that he knows best is how to molest innocent women .

    Dee Thursday, 29 October 2020 07:58 PM

    Please don't disrespect anyone. He's Prof. The Dr. is in the east protecting historical sites


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