20 people suspected to have contracted Corona virus tested

20 people suspected to have contracted Corona virus tested

20 people suspected to have contracted Corona virus tested

Written by Staff Writer

01 Feb, 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.

 

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