Some 153 persons belonging to 29 families in Jinthupitiya in Kotahena including a member of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) have been sent to quarantine centre in Kandakadu after a seaman residing in the area tested positive for COVID-19, Chief Medical Officer Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said today.
Dr. Wijayamuni said this person had returned home on June 26 after being quarantined for 14 days and was tested positive for COVID-19 again on July 2.
“The PCR test performed after his completion of the quarantine period was negative. However, he was tested positive again yesterday and was admitted to the IDH immediately. We also tested eight members of his family and their tests were negative,” Dr Wijeyamuni said.
“However we decided to evacuate 29 families from the area and sent them to a quarantine centre as a precaution. There is no need to subject the area to a lock down since we have taken precautions to control the spread of the disease,” he said.
Meanwhile, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe confirmed that there was no threat of spreading the disease in the society as his close contacts had been sent on quarantine. (Yohan Perera)
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Hello Friday, 03 July 2020 12:03 PM
All of them use one single public bathroom.
saman Friday, 03 July 2020 01:13 PM
Faulty Chinese test kits.
DGHS's close family member Friday, 03 July 2020 01:23 PM
For 14 days he may had been in self-quarantine. What about the close family members living with them. They must have been roaming freely for 14 days in the society. If any of them was infected, the disease might have spread already. We have to wait and see
Dee Friday, 03 July 2020 01:24 PM
Thank you Forces, Thank you 'Defence Secretary'.;)
Aasela Friday, 03 July 2020 02:16 PM
"There is no need to subject the area to a lock down " because the elections are in the corner
Shelton Friday, 03 July 2020 03:18 PM
DGHS's close family member, Here are the lines you missed when reading this news:
"We also tested eight members of his family and their tests were negative,” Dr Wijeyamuni said"
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