‘Five Colombo Port employees quarantined’

2020-09-27 at 17:53

Five employees of the Colombo Port and their families have been directed to quarantine, after it was revealed that an Indian oil tanker in which 17 crew members tested positive for COVID-19, had also arrived at the Colombo Port.

Speaking to media in Kandy Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva revealed the five employees also included a doctor.

He stressed, all required protocol pertaining to the incident have been taken.

Lieutenant General Silva added staff members boarded the ship for basic procedures when it arrived at the Colombo Port.

Accordingly, all employees who boarded the ship, including five members who had contact with their families after the incident, were directed to quarantine centres.

The Army Commander also noted that a majority of the public do not follow social distancing as directed by health authorities.

He stressed wearing of masks should not be a seasonal factor, which is strictly observed only when the threat of an outbreak exists.