A First Officer of SriLankan Airlines tested positive for Coronavirus and some of the staff members asked to undergo self-quarantine process, SriLankan Airlines said.
The SriLankan First Officer is among the ten people found with the virus today, taking the full total of Corona virus patients to 28.
Meanwhile, the SriLankan in a media statement said that the First Officer concerned has operated his last lay-over flight to Singapore on February 28, and thereafter all the flights he operated have been turnaround flights.
Upon learning his medical condition this evening, all crew members who had come to contact with him during the last 14 days have been put under self-quarantine with immediate effect.
The Airline’s Group Medical Officer is closely inspecting the situation along with the government health authorities.
He has been at Simulator Training during the weekend (March 14,15, 2020) and the instructors and the other crew members have been informed of the situation accordingly. The simulator is currently under lock down until due disinfection process is carried out and cleared for training.
SriLankan Airlines confirms that it has taken all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its workforce which is vital in fulfilling its priority of providing comfort, care and safety to its valued passengers.