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Three Ukrainians, who were among the first tourist group arrived in the country, have been infected with Covid-19, the Health Ministry said.

The first group arrived at the Mattala Airport on December 28 and the airport authorities and the Sri Lankan Health Authorities took steps to subject them to PCR testing.

Accordingly, they have been identified as infected with Covid-19 and referred to the quarantine process in accordance with the Health Guidelines issued by the Director General of Health Services for foreign nationals.

The second group that consisted of 204 tourists arrived in the country yesterday.

They were moved to hotels in Koggala and Bentota after being subjected to PCR tests.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya )

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  • Fuller Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:05 PM

    no community spread huh

    sunil Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:07 PM

    Bring some more, as we did with the Brandix cluster and give the all the Dhammika Peniya, courtesy of Pavithra.

    Dee Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:21 PM

    Now we're is this 'Sar'? Still at promotion party?

    Gune Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:25 PM

    and this is why u opened airport??

    Sherlock Homes Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:30 PM

    Are you happy now?? Dan sathutui da? New variant of Corona found in England would also be welcome to this country. What else can be expected?

    Jason Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:30 PM

    So what happens to the other passengers..were they not on the same flight??..dont they have to quarantine???..

    Air Bubble Wednesday, 30 December 2020 01:51 PM

    Not required. They are all chewing bubble gum.

    Silva Wednesday, 30 December 2020 02:21 PM

    As Ukraine is well know for massive corruption, I am sure you can buy negative PCR Test Reports for a few Dollars.

    kumar Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:20 PM

    so why don't you test dhmmaika panny on them courtesy of health minister.

    Jehaan Sabampillai Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:41 PM

    Aren't you glad the government is being transparent in this case?

    I see a silverline in the dark cloud Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:56 PM

    Welcome to Sri Lanka, the land of Peni. We can use this opportunity to test the effectiveness of our Kali Peni. Willing volunteers.

    Kirihamy Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:57 PM

    Well , now since this is a pilot project, gvt can give " Dammika Syrup" to two and measure the recovery against the third one.

    Mohamed Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:58 PM

    Minuwangoda Cluster??

    Shehan Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:19 PM

    Super illagena kaamak. ohama yamu dan

    Vasaliya Wednesday, 30 December 2020 07:17 PM

    Sir had failed yet again...

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 30 December 2020 08:48 PM

    It's a curse, eliminate racism fully and things will in line.

    Ranaweera Wednesday, 30 December 2020 09:09 PM

    The cost of hosting these tourists would be greater than the income.


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