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No more coronavirus patients here – Chief Epidemiologist

ECONOMYNEXT – Media reports claiming that another patient infected with Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been found in Sri Lanka are false, Chief Epidemiologist at the Epidemiology Unit Dr Sudath Samaraweera said.

Samaraweera told EconomyNext that the only patient who tested positive for coronavirus is the Chinese woman tourist who is currently recovering.

“There are fifteen patients receiving treatment in the country at present for suspicions of having infected with the novel coronavirus. Ten patients are receiving treatment at the IDH (Infectious Diseases Hospital) whereas five patients are receiving treatment in other hospitals,” Samaraweera added. (Colombo, February 11, 2020)

Reported by Nisali de Silva, edited by Arjuna Ranawana

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