J’Pura Uni. student tests positive for COVID-19; 20 nurses from Panadura ICU directed to PCR

J’Pura Uni. student tests positive for COVID-19; 20 nurses from Panadura ICU directed to PCR

J’Pura Uni. student tests positive for COVID-19; 20 nurses from Panadura ICU directed to PCR

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Oct, 2020 | 5:48 pm

Colombo (News 1st); A student from the Sri Jayawardenapura University had tested positive for the Coronavirus, said the Vice Chancellor of the University.

Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage said the student who tested positive for COVID-19 was a 03rd Year student at the Management Faculty.

She was directed to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Angoda for immediate treatment he said.

He went on to note, the student is a resident of Panadura and he mother was a nurse attached to the ICU of the Panadura General Hospital.

A spokesperson for the Panadura General Hospital said following the incident, around 20 ICU nurses and workers were submitted to PCR tests.

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