Coronavirus: Female Chinese patient at IDH to be discharged today

19 February 2020 06:41 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The female Chinese Coronavirus patient, who has been receiving treatments at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Angoda is to be discharged today, confirmed sources said.

The 43-year-old female Chinese national who arrived in Sri Lanka from Hubei, China was tested positive for the new coronavirus on January 26 making her the first case of positive coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka.

Chief Epidemiologist of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said the female patient who is in her forties had arrived in Sri Lanka on January 19 as a tourist.

After she developed symptoms of fever, she had been admitted to the IDH. 

She is to leave for China soon after being discharged through her travel agent. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 3

  • Virus Wednesday, 19 February 2020 07:29 AM

    To be on the safe side, she should be sent to China.

    Blackwater Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:15 AM

    She shud be taken straight from the hospital to the airport.Russia and some other countries have banned chinese entering.

    Another Gimic Wednesday, 19 February 2020 04:42 PM

    Has she truely had the coronorus virus or other maleria etc. If our Sri Lakan Dr has the ability will allow the rich Chinese will come over here or they go to China.

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