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Book Fair at­tendee tests pos­i­tive for COVID-19

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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.

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