As many as 3,000 pilgrims from India are scheduled to attend the annual Katchatheevu feast, a special quarantine team of the Health Ministry has been sent as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Navy said yesterday.
Navy Spokesman Isuru Sooriyabandara said that all the arrangements had been made to hold the Katchatheevu feast on Saturday (March 7).
“We believe as many as 3,000 pilgrims from India and 7,000 pilgrims from Sri Lanka will attend the feast. Considering the prevailing health situation, we informed the health ministry, and they have sent a special quarantine team to Katchatheevu feast to provide necessarily quarantine facility if needed,” Lt. Commander Sooriyabandara said.
India yesterday reported its 30th confirmed case of COVID-19. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)