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Kumar Sangakkara To Remain In Self-Isolation After Returning From United Kingdom

Kumar Sangakkara (Credit: Getty Images)

The novel coronavirus is turning out to be more fatal with each passing day. It has halted the daily routine of the humans with the authorities asking them to remain indoors to contain the virus from spreading. Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara to remain self-isolated after returning back to his country from the United Kingdom.

The World Health Organisation(WHO) termed coronavirus as a pandemic and according to their statistics, there are 2,94,110, confirmed cases of coronavirus, with a death toll of 12944. More than 185 countries have been affected by COVID-19 which can spread rapidly in the coming days. The virus has left its mark in India as well with 400+ cases reported and a death toll of 7.

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The people travelling from highly-affected areas are asked to stay in quarantine for at least two weeks to reduce the spread of the deadly virus. Batting great Kumar Sangakkara followed the orders and isolated him soon after reaching his country from the United Kingdom.

“I have no symptoms or anything like that, but I’m following government guidelines,” Sangakkara told News First.  

“I arrived from London over a week ago and the first thing was there was a news bulletin saying that anyone who had travelled from within March 1 to 15 should register themselves with the police and undergo self-quarantine. I registered myself with the police,” he added. 

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Meanwhile, Kumar Sangakkara has played an active role in urging the fellow countrymen to remain indoors and follow government protocols to keep the citizens safe from the COVID-19. Notably, former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has also gone into isolation for two weeks after returning from the United Kingdom.