Steps have been taken to obtain facilities of Hotels in Colombo to facilitate expatriates arriving in the country to spend their mandatory quarantine period, Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said today.
He said the Cinnamon Red Hotel in Colombo has already been taken as a paid isolation center while discussions are in progress to obtain facilities of the Best Western Elyon Hotel as well.
He said the decision was taken as all the quarantine centres in the country were full by now.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Cinnamon Red Hotel said it was dedicated as an isolation centre to facilitate seafarers arriving in the country to spend their mandatory quarantine period.
He said the Hotel was not open for outsiders at present.
Pix by Damith Wickramasinghe