Feb 22, 2020

Lotus tower opening delayed  owing to COVID-19 Featured

The company in charge of the  project says that the public opening of the Lotus Tower will take another  two more months since close to 100 Chinese nationals have not yet returned to Sri Lanka due to COVID-19 virus.

Chinese-funded projects in Sri Lanka are recovering as Chinese workers, who had been held in isolation for fourteen days due to fears of the COVID-19 virus, returned to work on Thursday and Friday.

Chinese workers involved in projects in Sri Lanka had returned home for the New Year, with the majority of them arriving in Sri Lanka in the first week of this month.

However due to the risk of COVID-19, the companies in charge of the project had been forced to quarantine their workers for fourteen days.

Specially the projects such as Colombo Port City, the Lotus Tower, the National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa and the Moragahakanda Dam were severely affected by the quarantine process.

The vast majority of these workers were kept in isolation in rented out houses  which are located far from highly populated areas and doctors were employed by companies to check if they were infected with the virus.

By the end of the two weeks, they had been recalled by the companies in charge of the project after confirming that none of them had been infected with the virus.

There are now close to 800 Chinese workers employed in the port city alone.

Source - Aruna

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