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Colombo, 6 May: Sri Lanka on Thursday announced an immediate halt to the arrival of passengers from India due to a sharp increase in cases of Kovid-19. Many countries including Britain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Australia, Singapore, South Africa have already banned travelers coming from India. The Civil Aviation Authority said on Thursday that passengers from India will not be allowed to come to Sri Lanka. This step has been taken due to the fast growing cases of Corona virus in India.
The Director General of Civil Aviation has written a letter in this regard to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the national airline Sri Lanka Airlines. He wrote in the letter, “In accordance with the instructions received from the Sri Lankan health authorities regarding the situation of the Kovid-19 epidemic, it is directed that passengers coming from India with immediate effect will not be allowed to come to Sri Lanka”. Also Read: Agra: Agra’s Fashion Designer Dies, Police Funeral
Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed to allow Sri Lankan migrant workers to return to the country. In Sri Lanka too, there has been an increase in cases of infection. More than 2,000 cases are being reported every day for the last five days, while by mid-April, an average of 200 cases were being received every day.