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travel ban and restrictions due to the coronavirus in Sri Lanka

due to Coronavirus Travel
Restrictions and Bans in Sri Lanka:

1. All airports in Sri Lanka are closed. - This does not apply to: a. Aircraft departures with passengers originating from Colombo, stop overs, transit passengers or visiting tourists; b. Emergency diversions; c. Humanitarian flights; d. Technical landing. 2. A completed Health Declaration Form must be presented to the public health inspectors or any other authorized officials upon arrival. 3. Airline crew must self-quarantine at the location mentioned in the Health Declaration Form and have meals only through in-room dining until they operate the next flight. They must follow strict procedures and hygienic measures adopted by the Government of Sri Lanka. 4. Visas and ETAs issued by Sri Lanka have been invalidated.

Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19

This document provides advice on the use of masks in communities, during home care, and in health care settings in areas that have reported cases of COVID-19. It is intended for individuals in the community, public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, health care managers, health care workers (HCWs), and community health workers. This updated version includes a section on Advice to decision makers on the use of masks for healthy people in community settings.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak: rights,roles and responsibilities of health workers, including key considerations for occupational safety and health

Health workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them at risk of infection. Hazards include pathogen exposure, long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout, stigma, and physical and psychological violence. This document highlights the rights and responsibilities of health workers, including the specific measures needed to protect occupational safety and health.