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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)

 

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  • Qed Friday, 06 March 2020 11:55 AM

    Soon countries may have to close down borders and the countries that were dependent on import/exports are ones going to suffer. Shall we agree to be more self sufficient at least now?

    Sokrates Friday, 06 March 2020 12:44 PM

    Cancel the feast. It is not worth putting people's lives at risk for religious reasons.

    ajith Friday, 06 March 2020 03:23 PM

    better to close this event for Indian pilgrims this time.

    mohd.ali Friday, 06 March 2020 04:40 PM

    Can't say No to India...

    lankaputha Friday, 06 March 2020 04:43 PM

    Are the protests only limited to Sri Lankans who come back to mother land after sending their hard earned money.

    NA Friday, 06 March 2020 05:43 PM

    Sri Lanka take note. In the BEST case scenario, world wide 15 million people could die from Corona Virus. That is according to a new study.

    NA Friday, 06 March 2020 05:43 PM

    Sri Lanka take note. In the BEST case scenario, world wide 15 million people could die from Corona Virus. That is according to a new study.


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