Chinese coronavirus patient at IDH to be discharged

Chinese coronavirus patient at IDH to be discharged

February 18, 2020   10:02 pm

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The Chinese coronavirus patient who is being treated at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) has fully recovered, according to the Ministry of Health. 

The female patient is to be discharged from the hospital tomorrow morning (18), the ministry said.

The first confirmed case of novel coronavirus was reported in Sri Lanka on the 27th of January as a female Chinese national was diagnosed with the deadly virus, which has now rapidly spread across many countries just within days.

The 47-year old Chinese woman from Hubei Province in China was admitted to the IDH in critical condition.

The woman had arrived as a tourist with another group of travelers and had been screened at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for having a high fever. 

However, the patient who was the only person to test positive for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Sri Lanka thus far, has recovered completely, the health ministry said.

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