4 more suspected Coronavirus patients sent to IDH

4 more suspected Coronavirus patients sent to IDH

4 more suspected Coronavirus patients sent to IDH

Written by Staff Writer

12 Mar, 2020 | 7:35 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – A person suspected of having contracted the Covid-19 virus and was quarantined at the Rehabilitation Centre in Kandakadu Polonnaruwa has been transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Director of the Polonnaruwa General Hospital Dr. Indika Sampath said a 43-year-old resident of Kadawatha who arrived in the island yesterday had been transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. He had been residing overseas for over 3 years.

Two persons who were admitted to the Anuradhapura teaching hospital today with symptoms of the Coronavirus have been transferred to the IDH. Our correspondent said, one of them had associated the first COVID-19 patient and the other is a person who visited the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital with the associate of the first patient.

Another person suspected of having contracted the coronavirus residing in Somawathie has been transferred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases from the Polonnaruwa General Hospital. He had arrived in the island on the 6th of this month.

2 persons who arrived in the island and were admitted to the Chilaw General Hospital have been transferred to the Kurunegala General Hospital.

Director of Airport & Aviation Services Ltd. Shehan Sumanasekara said that 622 passengers who had arrived from Iran, Italy, South Korea are undergoing the 14-day quarantine process. They had arrived in the country by 5 pm yesterday and have been quarantined in Kandakadu, Polonnaruwa, and Batticaloa. Meanwhile, 250 passengers have arrived from Italy and South Korea between midnight yesterday and 5 am today.

Questions have been raised as to why Chinese tourists entering the country, Director General of Health Services Anil Jasinghe noted that China has taken steps to combat the spread of the disease and the possibility of Chinese nationals spreading the disease in Sri Lanka is very low.

 

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