Health Ministry mulls relaxing quarantine regulations

The Technical Committee of the Health Ministry will meet to discuss relaxing quarantine regulations for travellers to Sri Lanka, Primary Health Care, Epidemics and Covid-19 Disease Control State Minister Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle said.

She said the committee will have to weigh-in scientific information regarding vaccines before taking a decision.

“It is found that even though a vaccinated person is protected, he or she can spread the infection. They still have to wear masks and observe social distancing. We have also to consider information regarding new variants,” Dr. Fernandopulle said, adding that the protection of Sri Lankans is the paramount interest of the Government.

Travellers to the country are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine at state-run quarantine centres or at paid facilities.

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