Port City Colombo takes measures to prevent Covid-19 spread | Sunday Observer

Port City Colombo takes measures to prevent Covid-19 spread

15 November, 2020

Following the detection of six workers with Covid-19, the management of Port City Colombo has taken measures to stop its spread among staff.

A media release from the company stated, “On November 11, two local workers and four Chinese employed at another CHEC project in Kotahena, Colombo 13 who were temporarily residing at one of the accommodation facilities at the Port City Colombo construction site tested positive for Covid-19 during the testing of all staff.

This accommodation facility was only used by the workers employed for that project and they were not employed or engaged in any interaction with Port City Colombo site or its employees.

“Following the confirmation of the cases, the accommodation facility was put under lockdown and movement in and out of the site was restricted. The site accommodations and other areas were also disinfected according to stipulated guidelines.

Since Port City Colombo resumed day-to-day operations, all Port City staff have gone through PCR tests before beginning work in the project site and conducts random PCR tests continuously, and no cases have been reported thus far.

“Since last March when the first case was found in Sri Lanka, Port City has adhered to the Government regulations and conducted strictest measures to prevent virus spread while keeping the site construction running at a reasonable measure.

Such measures including transportation arrangement between the temporary accommodation and the working site which assures there is no contact or stops in between, these outside workers and Port City Staff.

“Port City Colombo will continue to closely monitor the situation and provide the public with relevant and timely updates. Port City takes all measures to contain the spread of the,” the release stated.