A 57-year-old Russian staying in a tourist hotel in Polhena, Matara tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, Health Authorities said.
He was among a group of 15 Russians who arrived at the Mattala Airport on September 13 and were staying in the tourist hotel. However, the PCR tests confirmed that the 14 others had not contracted the virus.
Matara District Director of Health Services Dr. Upali Karunaratne said the group of Russians was provided accommodation at the hotel on prior reservation and that they were scheduled to leave the country today. Investigations revealed that they had been subject to PCR tests earlier at a private hospital.
Dr. Karunartne said 23 employees in the hotel and the members of their families would be subject to self-quarantine.
Meanwhile, Public Health Inspectors and the police are conducting investigations with the army to trace others associated by the group of Russians since their arrival in the country. (Krishan Jeewka Jayaruk)
Mr President please don't allow tourist till covid to resolve .please save mother lanka
Eichmann Bernhard (Germany) Thursday, 24 September 2020 01:39 PM
Since when has the Russian been in the country?
Asanka Thursday, 24 September 2020 01:49 PM
How could they enter Sri Lanka? Were they selling "safe" vaccinations?
Dee Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:00 PM
Absolutely nothing to worry pheasants! This is also an 'imported case' all under control!
BigEars Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:11 PM
My question is as to why this Russian was allowed into the country. Fishy!
Truth Thursday, 24 September 2020 02:20 PM
Why give special treatment for these Russians? They should've gone to quarantine centers ?fishy
San Thursday, 24 September 2020 09:10 PM
I have not seen a single Russian in the video. what is this night performance for? Russians are not allowed to enter Sri Lanka! Who gave them visas? This is just a new attempt to intimidate Sri Lankans with tourists and explain to uneducated people why the airport is not opening. Shame on such agitation.
F T M Friday, 25 September 2020 12:03 AM
If they came on the 13 th they should be in quarantine, how did they get out?
Ups Friday, 25 September 2020 12:36 PM
Even 99% of Srilankans are proud of our achievement of successful facing of covid19, there may be few ,who are jealous of it, one who directed Russians out of Mattala, without applying proper quarantine procedure,should remove immediately,from that post,
ANN Zamofing (Switzerland) Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:16 AM
Why Russian are allowed to entry in Sri Lanka and not others? When will you restart the tourism industry? How many people in Sri Lanka are wondering how to feed their families?
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