Jun 07, 2021

Fully vaccinated Basil to return ; guidelines for arriving Lankans changed

The Director General of Health services has issued fresh guidelines for fully vaccinated Sri Lankans arriving from some countries.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Health said that fully vaccinated Sri Lankans arriving from India, Vietnam, South Africa and South American countries cannot be home quarantined. 

The new guidelines also apply to Sri Lankans and Dual Citizens who have transited or have a travel history within the past 14 days to these countries.

Basil, fully vaccinated

Chairman of the Presidential Task Force for Economic Revival and Poverty Alleviation, Basil Rajapaksa, who is currently in the US, and is said to be fully vaccinated, is expected to return to Sri Lanka soon.

He left for the US on May 12 and reports initially stated he had gone for medical treatment. However, it was later revealed that he had visited his daughter, who had recently given birth.

Meanwhile, a close aide said that although Mr. Rajapaksa had initially planned to visit the US last December, it was delayed due to the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka.

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