20 people tested for Corona virus

20 people suspected to have contracted Corona virus tested

by Staff Writer 01-02-2020 | 10:18 AM
Colombo (News 1st): The Medical Research Institute said that saliva and blood samples of 20 people suspected of contracting the Coronavirus have been tested. It's Director Dr Jayaruwan Bandara said that accordingly a Chinese woman who had been infected with the Coronavirus had been identified. The rest were confirmed to be non-infected. Director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Dr Hasitha Attanayake said the condition of the Chinese woman infected with the Coronavirus was not severe. Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services Dr Anil Jasinghe said that 23 patients suspected of contracting the Coronavirus are currently receiving treatment at several hospitals.