The following statement issued by Colombo Dockyard on Prevailing Situation due to Covid-19
Colombo Dockyard PLC had enforced strict health guidelines and maintained high level of compliance since the beginning of Covid 19 pandemic in the island, in order to protect our team, our clients & other stakeholders from the virus. With the triggering of a second wave on 04th October, the management further strengthened the preventive measure & enhanced the screening process with additional random PCR tests among our employees.
With these random tests, two Covid Positive employees were detected on 15th & 16th October respectively, having direct links to the ill-fated Matugama AC Bus. By this morning, altogether thirty-one (31) employees have been tested positive for Covid-19 from 600 plus PCR Tests done & results of further 900 plus tests done on 19th & 20th are awaited.
All infected employees are under medical care & 01st contacts are under quarantine as per health guidelines. Arrangements have been made for the wellbeing of the affected families.
Entire yard has been disinfected & the operations have been limited only for essential service from 17th October onwards to facilitate further health screening and sanitization of premises.
Detailed contact tracing, screening, isolation of immediate contacts are continuing under direct guidance of health authorities. All required steps have been taken to contain any further community transmission within the yard and among other stakeholders.
Limited operations are to be resumed from 22nd October onwards, with necessary clearance from health & other authorities. Dedicated hotel accommodation & transport arrangements would be provided for employees to avoid any threat of transmission to the local community.
We are firmly committed to the good health & wellbeing of our employees & their families, our clients, other stakeholders & our country. At this difficult juncture, we hereby solicit the kind understanding & support of all our associates in the business.
The Management: Colombo Dockyard PLC | October 21, 2020