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Sangakkara in Self Isolation

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Mar, 2020. 10:53 am
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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara said after his return from London earlier this month, he was in self-quarantine.

“I am under self-quarantine. I have no symptoms or anything like that. But I am following government guidelines,”

He told in an interview.

The former cricketer said he has arrived from London over a week ago in Sri Lanka.

Following the government’s advisory to register all returning travelers,

Sangakkara said that he had registered with the police and was now in self-quarantine.

In a separate social media message, Sangakkara urged the public to su pport government, health care workers, and tri-forces efforts by following theCovid-19 guidelines.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka temporarily lifted a novel coronavirus curfew in many parts of the island Monday morning for people to purchase groceries and attend to their banking needs, as latest health ministry data showed confirmed COVID-19 cases going up to 87.

Banks will open for two hours, authorities said.

Sri Lanka’s government warned families not to send older people out shopping and requested that only one person per house venture out.

Shoppers are also advised to maintain a one-meter distance with other customers, at least while standing in a queue, and spend as little time as possible inside the store’s premises.

With the exception of Colombo, Puttalam, Gampaha, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullativu, curfew will lifted in all other areas from 0600 to 1400 hours.

Sri Lanka’s health ministry said 87 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, with 222 were under observation by 2300 hours Sunday. Nine cases added during the day.

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniaracchi said four cases were from the Kaluthara area. Wanniarachchi told that nine new cases confirmed with the four from Kaluthara.

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