Concerns are growing on Sri Lanka’s “pilot tourism project
Concerns are growing on Sri Lanka’s “pilot tourism project” involving Ukrainian tourists, after Ukraine reported five new strains of COVID-19 recently.
Five Ukrainian tourists had tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in the country under the project spearheaded by Udayanga Weeratunga, a former Sri Lankan ambassador to Russia.
“Do you think the tourists would want to come down to Sri Lanka, stay inside a room for two weeks, and undergo five PCR tests?” Weeratunga queried during an interview.
But the recent arrival of Ukrainian tourists, placed in a bio-bubble, has sparked concerns among civic groups calling for tighter precautionary measures.