Four expatriates from Egypt, UAE test COVID positive – NOCPOC | Daily News

Four expatriates from Egypt, UAE test COVID positive – NOCPOC

The National Operations Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 (NOCPOC) stated that 449 COVID-19 patients have been detected yesterday. These patients include four expatriates from Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. The rest have been identified locally.

The NOCPOC also announced that by yesterday morning, the number of COVID-19 patients with the Minuwangoda - Brandix cluster has increased to 9,941. “These patients include 1,041 employees of the Minuwangoda factory owned by the Brandix, 1,007 persons from the Peliyagoda fish market, 7,893 patients who had close contacts with the those groups.

However, 412 employees and 3,887 close associates of the Minuwangoda Brandix cluster have been discharged after treatment.” the statement said.

The flight QR 668 carrying 17 passengers from Doha Qatar reached Sri Lanka yesterday. The passengers have been directed to quarantine.

The NOCPOC also said that 47 persons, who were at the quarantine centres that are being managed by the military forces, were to complete the quarantine yesterday. Up to date, 63,784 patients have returned to their homes after quarantine. The military forces are providing quarantine facilities for 2,454 persons.

On Friday, 11,620 PCR tests were carried out, the NOCPOC said. About 592,218 PCR tests have been done to date, the NOCPOC stated. The NOCPOC stated that 537 persons linked with the Minuwangoda- Brandix cluster have been discharged.