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Family members of COVID-19 patients to be home quarantined in future

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says first-tier contacts of coronavirus positive cases will be directed to quarantine at home from today.

The Army Commander speaking to media said first-tier contacts will not be escorted to quarantine centres in future.

The Army Commander said two days ago on the directives of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa the current quarantine methods, which include housing first-tier contacts in quarantine facilities, was re-evaluated.

He noted that a decision was reached today to direct such persons to quarantine at home.

Commenting on curfew imposed in several parts of the country, the Army Commander said curfew will continue to remain in place.

The Lieutenant General said in the event of a reduction in the number of cases reported in certain areas, curfew will be re-evaluated and lifted.

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