Sri Lanka finds Covid-19 patient from Divulapitiya, Gampaha hospital staff isolated
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka has isolated 15 staff at Gamaha hospital after a 39 -year old woman from Divulapitiya was confirmed with Coronavirus, the state information office said.
“Health authorities are asking the public exercise caution,” the state information office said.
“Investigation are underway to find how she got infected.”
Her contacts are being traced and 40 persons from a workplace, a private company had also been home quarantined.
The patient had been admitted to hospital with fever and was tested for Covid-19 when she before she was to be discharged. She is now that the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo.
Sri Lanka is finding a Coronavirus patient from the community after a gap of several weeks.
Recent infections have come from foreign returnees.
Up to October 03 evening 3,395 patients had been confirmed in Sri Lanka and 13 persons had died, Sri Lanka’s health ministry said. (Colombo/Oct04/2020)