Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
Book Fair attendee tests positive for COVID-19
He had also been at the Colombo Central Bus Terminal and travelled to Nuwara Eliya A/L student from Arachchikattuwa tests positive
Infant from Minuwangoda tests positive at LRH
A 36-year-old man from Chilaw who visited the Colombo International Book Fair at the BMICH on September 23, has tested positive for Covid-19. The man had also been at the Colombo Central Bus Terminal the same day. He has travelled to Nuwara Eliya on September 30, the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID19 Outbreak said.
Meanwhile a 70-year-old woman undergoing self-quarantine at her residence in Dambagalle, Moneragala has died following admission to the Moneragala General Hospital, yesterday. it was reported that the woman had suffered a severe asthma attack.
The woman’s daughter had travelled in a bus in which a Covid-19 positive employee of the Minuwangoda Brandix factory had also travelled. accordingly the elderly woman’s family was directed to undergo self-quarantine.
A PCR test was to be carried out on the deceased woman, whose body has been sealed and kept at the hospital awaiting test results.
In Colombo, an infant and an adult to who visited the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) in Borella recently had tested positive for coronavirus, hospital Director Dr. g. wijesuriya said.
The infant from Minuwangoda, was treated at the hospital on October 7and showed symptoms of fever, according to the Director.
The father of another child who visited the hospital for treatment also tested positive for the virus. However, the child and the mother had not tested positive for the virus.
Dr.wijesuriya said though the patients who tested positive had not maintained contacts with the staff members for a long period, PCR tests are being conducted on the staff members as well.
He said there was no imminent threat at the hospital for COVID-19 but requested people to minimise visiting the hospital. “we request only one person to accompany the patient when visiting the hospital, ”he said. Furthermore, a 17-year-old student from Adippala, Arachchikattuwa a 2020 Advanced Level examination candidate, tested positive for COVID-19, officials said. they said the student had attended a tuition class in Gampaha over the weekend.