Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion would be sub­ject to PCR test; not quar­an­tine

- BY AJITH SIRIWARDAN­A AND YOHAN PERERA

• They are com­ing here on a one-day visit, and will not un­dergo a quar­an­tine process

Health Min­is­ter Pavithra Wan­niarachchi said yes­ter­day the Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion would not un­dergo a quar­an­tine process, but they would be sub­jected to a PCR test upon their ar­rival.

They are com­ing here for one day visit, and they will not un­dergo a quar­an­tine process. They are a top-level del­e­ga­tion

are a top-level del­e­ga­tion,” she said.

State Min­is­ter of Re­gional Co-op­er­a­tion Tharaka Balasuriya said he was ex­pected to wel­come the del­e­ga­tion and added that he had been given health guide­lines to be fol­lowed at the event.

“I will come with a PCR test when I come to par­lia­ment if needed,” he said.

Mean­while, SJB MP Niroshan Perera said the ar­rival of a Chi­nese del­e­ga­tion at this junc­ture was a health risk.

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