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Sri Lanka sets up Coronavirus tourist hotline 1912

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has set up a hotline for with a the short number 1912 for tourists in the island, the island’s tourism promotion agency has said.

Sri Lanka has slapped a curfew baring movement until Monday March 23.

Police DIG Ajith Rohana told reporters Thursday that hotel keepers should not make tourists in the island feel unwelcome.

Sri Lanka started quarantining arrivals from chosen countries on March 10 and stopped all arrivals except Buddhist pilgrims retuning to the island.

“These tourists are support our economy,” Rohana said. “We have a long history of being treating any visitor well. We are only asking tourists to restrict their movements not to quarantine them.”

Sri Lanka has asked anyone who came to the country between March 01 to March 15 to register with police.

Rohana said police had got a call that a tourist was travelling on an expressway. Since he had got the call he had asked for it to be investigated.

It had turned that the person had been in the country for several months and he even owned building in the country.

The gestation period of the COVID-19 virus is 14 days. (Colombo/Mar20/2020)





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