17th September 2020 12:18:23 Hours
As of this morning (17), not a single individual was confirmed positive to COVID-19 epidemic, states the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO).
By 6.00 this morning (17), the total number of detainees in quarantine at Kandakadu and Senapura Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres for Drug Addicts stands at 649. Of them, 528 individuals are detainees under rehabilitation, 67 staff members, 5 guest staffers, 48 family members and close associates, including 01 person who got in contact with the infected one in the Welikada Prison.
The flight UL 206 from Oman with 280 passengers and the flight TST VHYQP from Abu Dhabi with 3 persons arrived in Sri Lanka last night (16). The flight QR 668 from Doha Qatar with 35 persons , the flight 6E 9034 from Chennai, and the Flight EY 264 from Abu Dhabi with 03 persons will arrive in Sri Lanka today (17) and all of them were to be referred to Quarantine Centres, managed by tri-services after formalities at the airport.
Within the day (17), 608 quarantined individuals after PCR tests are set to leave for their homes. Of them, 14 persons are from Jetwing Blue QC, 60 from Biyagama Village Hotel QC, 14 from Beacon Beach Hotel, 11 from Rajagiriya Ayurveda QC, one person from Sigiri village QC, 214 from Punani QC, 193 from Brandix Punani QC, 87 persons from Norochcholai QC and 14 persons from Amaya Beach QC.
Likewise, 41,861 individuals by this morning (17) have been sent back home after quarantining. 6270 persons in 59 tri-service-managed QCs are still in quarantine. Within yesterday (15), 1690 PCR tests were carried out across the country and the total PCR tests conducted so far stands at 259,778.
Meanwhile, 5 positive COVID-19 cases after full recovery left hospitals early this morning (17). All of them are expatriates. Accordingly, 638 individuals, associated with the Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre for Drug Addicts at Kandakadu have left so far after recovery. A total of 11 infected persons, connected to the Rehabilitation Centre are still under treatment. Since no positive cases have been reported from society other than those arriving from overseas, all Sri Lankans are urged to continue their health practices and help prevention of its transmission as per instructions given by health authorities. (Ends)