Friday, August 14, 2020

Sri Lanka Suspends Sign On/Off After 29 Seafarers Arriving From India Test +ve For COVID

A group of seafarers arrived in Sri Lanka on June 22 by charter plane from India. 29 of them, out of which 23 are Indians who were to sign in from SL and 6 Sri Lankans who signed off in India have tested positive for COVID-19. The reports of another 5 seafarers have come inconclusive.

The seafarers with confirmed reports have been taken to a special COVID-19 treatment hospital. They are kept in isolation with regular health monitoring.

Following the incident, the Sri Lankan government has decided to temporarily suspend Sign On/Off operations for foreigners in the country. They are presently focused on getting back Sri Lankan seafarers with immediate effect.

Sri Lanka has also asked responsible firms to cancel impending air movements even though they were earlier approved.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Hot Topics

Sri Lanka Suspends Sign On/Off After 29 Seafarers Arriving From India Test +ve For COVID

A group of seafarers arrived in Sri Lanka on June 22 by charter plane from India. 29 of them, out of which...

ITF Asks Seafarers With Expired Contracts To Stop Work & Return Home Immediately

International Maritime Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has earlier urged the governments all over the world to exempt seafarers from travel restriction amid...

Russia Declares Emergency As 20k Tons Of Diesel Leak Turns River Crimson, See Pics

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Russia is facing another huge devastation after a fuel tank collapsed at a power plant in Norilsk. Over...

Related Articles

Kailasa Temple, Ellora – Enormous Architectural Wonder Carved From One Single Rock

One of the UNESCO's most prestigious World Heritage sites, Kailasa temple in Ellora caves was built somewhere between 600 and 1000 CE....

World’s First Gold-Plated Hotel With Bathtubs, Basin & Floor Plated With Gold Opens In Vietnam

A 5-star hotel in Vietnam's Hanoi has opened at the first gold plated hotel in the world. The hotel owned by U.S.-based...

Under Its ‘Operation Beauty’ A COVID-Free Italian Village Is Selling Houses At Just ₹85

A village named Cinquefrondi, located in the Calabria region of Italy has declared itself COVID-free with zero coronavirus cases. In order to...