Arrivals to Sri Lanka will have to be limited due to rise in COVID-19 infections from among those returning from abroad, said Dr. Sudath Samaraweera of the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health on Saturday (16).
Sri Lanka’s Army Commander warned there is a risk of COVID-19 entering Sri Lanka via returnees from overseas.
General Shavendra Silva who is also the Head of the NOCPCO said 78 people who returned from overseas tests positive for COVID-19 of Friday (16).
On Friday (16) 237 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
138 of these infections were detected from the Peliyagoda Cluster and 21 were detected from the prison cluster.