503 repatriated from five countries today

2021-01-17 at 10:56

503 individuals returned to the country from overseas today as part of repatriation efforts.

The group included 369 Lankans from the United Arab Emirates, 46 from Japan, 36 from Qatar, 29 from Australia and 23 individuals from the Maldives.

Furthermore, 161  persons are expected in the island from overseas during the day.

The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak said all individuals were directed to quarantine centres after undergoing PCR testing.