Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that a new software designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is being closely monitored by tourists visiting Sri Lanka, especially from China.
He made this statement participating at a special meeting convened by the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Health and Human Welfare Social Empowerment.
The new software was developed by a team of doctors and the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) within two days, Dr. Jasinghe said. He added that the software collects all the details of each passenger arriving in the country.
He added that Chinese tourists arriving in Sri Lanka will be directed to a separate terminal and they will be monitored separately at the airport. Dr. Jayasinghe said that since the coronavirus takes 14 days to develop the symptoms, a follow-up will be made on all passengers.
He added that in addition to the Bandaranaike International Airport, special security measures have been put in place at the Palali Airport and at the Colombo, Galle and Trincomalee harbors.