Jinthupitiya COVID-19 patient NOT a case of community transmission

Jinthupitiya COVID-19 patient NOT a case of community transmission

Jinthupitiya COVID-19 patient NOT a case of community transmission

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Jul, 2020 | 8:26 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said the COVID-19 case reported from Jinthupitiya on Thursday (02) evening is NOT a case of community transmission.

The Government Information Department quoting Dr. Jasinghe said the COVID-19 patient was detected during the mandatory quarantine process.

The statement said the COVID-19 patient is a Sri Lankan seafarer who returned from Indian and underwent mandatory 14-day quarantine and did not test positive during the PCR test conducted at the end of that 14 day period.

It added, the seafarer was subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at his residence in Jinthupitiya, Colombo 13 and it was during this mandatory quarantine period he tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe reiterated this is not a case of community transmission and the authorities have taken all necessary measures.

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