Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Arrivals at BIA being given the boot over rapid PCR testing facility

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Samples taken from local and foreign visitors at the airport continue to be sent to research laboratory centres

The PCR testing facilities establishe­d at the Bandaranai­ke Internatio­nal Airport (BIA) continues to be suspended and is yet to take off the ground, airport sources said.

Biological samples taken from local and foreign visitors at the airport continue to be sent to research laboratory centres to receive the reports, despite the government assuring that the rapid testing facility would be available since last Saturday.

However, the airport officials said that the technical problems will be resolved and the sampling of biological samples will resume at this centre by today(28). A PCR testing laboratory was establishe­d at the airport premises to perform PCR tests and issue reports in three hours for all arrivals.

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