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Chinese workers in Sri Lanka who went home for lunar New Year asked to remain

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa meeting Chinese diplomats in Colombo.

ECONOMYNEXT – Chinese workers in Sri Lanka who had gone home for Lunar New Year holidays have been asked to delay their arrival, China’a envoy to Colombo Cheng Xueyuan has said, the President’s media office said.

The envoy had said many workers who had gone home for the holidays had still not returned, as the the novel coronavirus spread in China.

They have been asked to delay their arrival, the envoy had said at a meeting with President Rajapaksa,

Those who had arrived have been asked to stay isolated. The disease has an incubation period of between 02 to 14 days.

Sri Lanka had gifted a consignment of Ceylon black tea to China.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had thanked Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan for his assistance in sending an aircraft to bring back SriLankan students in the virus epicenter in Wuhan.

Sri Lanka found one Chinese tourist with a confirmed case of coronavirus, who had got better. (Colombo/Feb07/2020)

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