24 February 2020 – Provincial and Regional Directors instructed to follow up on Chinese and Korean returnees/Nationals

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Circular by the Director General of Health Services
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: International travel measures; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: Subnational
Lead People/Agency: Director General of Health Services

Overview: Circular to Provincial and Regional Directors stating that it is essential to follow up the Sri Lankan student returnees/nationals other foreign nationals returning from Republic of Korea. National guidelines on management were also issued on the same day.
Full details here: http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/images/pdf/Circulars/Corona_virus/follow-up-of-sri-lankan-nationals-and-other-foreign-nationals-returning-from-high-risk-areas-for-ongoing-corona-virus-covid-19-transmission.pdf

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Standard epidemiological strategy to control an epidemic that is spreading from overseas