SL returnee from India test positive during quarantine at home

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A Sri Lankan man arrived from India was diagnosed as a Covid-19 patient today at a PCR test conducted while he was in self-quarantine at his home in Jinthupitiya, the Government said in a statement.

The Government Information Department quoting Director General of Health Services said the infected patient is a Sri Lankan sea guard who returned from India.

After the arrival, he was subjected to a 14-day compulsory quarantine period and the PCR test held at the completion of the quarantine has confirmed that he was not infected with Coronavirus.

He was then subjected to a 14-day quarantine period at his home in Jinthupitiya, Colombo.

Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director General of Health Services, has confirmed that the patient was not identified in the society but in the quarantine process.

All the security measures that are to be taken in this situation will be taken by the respective parties, the statement said. 

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  • bealert Friday, 03 July 2020 12:20 PM

    Returnees from high risk areas shoud be detained in isolated places atleàst for one month. Self quarantine must be avoided in thickly populated places such as Ginthupitiya.

    Bushel Friday, 03 July 2020 04:41 PM

    This is how second wave will rise. And it will be disastrous. So people should extend maximum cooperation.


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