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India ITC hotel Covid-19 workers in Sri Lanka for over a year

ECONOMYNEXT – Construction workers linked WelcomHotels Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a unit of India’s ITC group has been resident in Sri Lanka for over a year, the company said.

The workers are attached to a subcontractor working for the main contractor Larsen & Toubro and were confirmed at their accommodations, the firm said.

“These workers are employed by specific sub-contractors and represent small groups,” WelcomHotels said.

“Additionally, it may be noted that these identified workers have been working at the site for over a year and are not new arrivals into Sri Lanka.

“Following the confirmation, the respective accommodation facilities have been sanitized and placed under lockdown where movement is restricted.

“All the workers are being well looked after and necessary medical care and support has been provided.”

WelcomHotels said the checks are carried out according to health authorities. (Colombo/Nov12/2020)

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