Sri Lanka’s Port City says Covid-19 positive China workers linked to another site

ECONOMYNEXT – CHEC Port City Colombo, which has reclaimed the sea off Sri Lanka’s capital says four workers from China that tested positive worked at another construction site, and work is proceeding under health guidelines.

On November 11, four Chinese workers and two local workers tested positive to Coronavirus.

They were working at another CHEC project in Kotahena and were temporarily residing at one of the accommodation facilities at Port City Colombo construction site, the company said.

“Following the confirmation ofthe cases, the above mentioned accommodation was put under lockdown and movement in and out of the site was restricted,” the company said.

“The site accommodations and other areas were also disinfected according to stipulated guidelines.”

The Port City said all its staff has gone through PCT tests and random tests are also conducted continuously and no cases have been reported so far.

“Since last March when the first cases was found in Sri Lanka, Port City has adhered to the Government regulations and conducted strictest measures to prevent virus spread while keeping the site construction running at a reasonable measure,” the firm said.

“Such measures including transportation arrangement between the temporary accommodation and the working site which assures there is no contact or stops in between, these outside workers and Port City staff.”

The Chinese embassy in Colombo said the workers in the Kotahena project were attached to a sub-contractor. (Colombo/Nov14/2020)

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