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A scheduled repatriation flight arrived from the virus-hit United Kingdom on Wednesday evening.

The UK has been hit by a new coronavirus variant named VUI202012/01 as a result of which Sri Lanka had this week suspended flights from the UK.

However, Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that the Srilankan Airlines flight was on its way to the UK at the time a decision was taken to suspend arrivals from the UK.

He said that the flight had arrived in Sri Lanka on Wednesday evening and both the passengers and crew were sent for quarantine.

Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva said that under normal circumstances passengers and crew of repatriation flights are quarantined separately.

However, he said the passengers and crew of the flight which arrived from the UK have been placed in a specially selected hotel to be quarantined. (EASWARAN RUTNAM)


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  • Selvakumar Friday, 25 December 2020 07:37 AM

    The flight land with new virus person ??

    Selvakumar Friday, 25 December 2020 07:37 AM

    The flight land with new virus person ??

    Common Sense Friday, 25 December 2020 07:42 AM

    What about the plane?

    Joshua Friday, 25 December 2020 09:36 AM

    Unbelievable

    Selvakumar Friday, 25 December 2020 10:31 AM

    something unbelievable in world !!!

    Sunil Friday, 25 December 2020 09:54 AM

    As the UK virus is very infective, it is very important that hotel staff handling these passengers take the utmost care and protection.otherwise it will be another Brandix but with deadly effect.

    Selvakumar Friday, 25 December 2020 10:28 AM

    How's get in coronavirus passenger's in UK flight !!!

    aby Friday, 25 December 2020 01:12 PM

    Patriots may be on board

    angel Friday, 25 December 2020 05:39 PM

    Knowing the danger the flight should have returned at once without any passengers. who will be responsible if the virus with new strain comes into to SL???


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