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Six CHEC Project workers test positive for COVID-19

The Colombo Port City stated in a press release yesterday that two local workers and four Chinese nationals employed at another CHEC project in Colombo 13, who were temporary residing at one of the accommodation facilities at the Port City construction site, have tested positive for COVID-19.

This accommodation facility was only used by the workers employed for that project; not those employed or engaged in any interaction with the Port City site or its employees, the release said.

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

The site accommodations and other areas were disinfected according to stipulated guidelines, it added.

Since the Colombo Port City resumed day-to-day operations, all staff have undergone PCR tests prior to working in the project. Random PCR tests are carried out continuously; no cases have been reported thus far, the release said.

Since last March, when the first cases were found in Sri Lanka, the Port City has adhered to the government regulations and conducted strict measures to prevent the spread of the virus, while keeping the site construction running at a reasonable pace, the statement read.

Such measures include transportation arrangements between the temporary accommodation and the working site, which assures there is no contact or stops between these outside workers and Port City staff, the statement added.

The Colombo Port City stated that it will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide the public with relevant and timely updates.