Tue, 05 Mar 2024 Today's Paper

Dinesh hasn’t contracted COVID-19: Foreign Ministry clarifies

By

17 March 2020 12:06 am - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The ministry took precautionary measures to avoid and minimise the risk of transmission of the virus

By Sandun A. Jayasekera 

Dismissing social media reports that Foreign Relations Minister Dinesh Gunawardana has contracted COVID-19 through a ministry official, the ministry said yesterday he had not come into contact with the said officer who returned to Colombo on March 8.

“The officer concerned attended the ministry only on one working day of last week prior to the return of a family member to Colombo who had been infected with the virus. On learning this, the ministry took precautionary measures to avoid and minimise the risk of transmission of the virus. The officer concerned remains self-quarantined since March 13,” the ministry said. As an initial step, staff members who came in direct contact with the officer concerned and others in a European capital where the person was working two weeks ago have been advised to self-quarantine. Further action has been taken to disinfect relevant areas of the ministry. The ministry said it would continue to monitor and assess the situation for future course of action to ensure the safety of its staff and visitors. 


“Nevertheless, as a precautionary measure, staff members who have come into contact with the officer concerned during a working day last week, staff and family members residing in the ministry quarters where the officer and family members reside and the staff of the Geneva permanent mission where the officer was working in the previous two weeks have been advised to self-quarantine,” the ministry said, adding that the ministry official was now in good health.    

 

  • Staff members who came in direct contact with the officer concerned and others in a European capital where the person was working two weeks ago advised to self-quarantine

 


Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Building the Future: Rhino Roofing Products Celebrates Win for Revolutionary RBS Cement Panels

Rhino Roofing Products Limited is delighted to announce that its innovative R

RTI reveals… Budget allocated to conduct one election in 2024

The Presidential and General elections are two much anticipated events in Sri

Sri Lanka’s War with Elephants

The discovery of an elephant carcass in Giribawa on February 6 raised the tot

“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peram