Two Lankans returned from Italy admitted to IDH on suspicion of COVID-19

Two Lankans returned from Italy admitted to IDH on suspicion of COVID-19

February 28, 2020   09:15 pm

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Two Sri Lankans who returned from Italy have been admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) on suspicion of being infected with COVID-19.

According to reports, the two individuals were receiving treatment at the Teaching Hospitals in Sri Jayewardenepura and Ragama prior to being transferred to the IDH.

These two males were initially hospitalized to get treated for cold and fever, however, they have been transferred to the IDH for further medical examination.

Blood and saliva samples of the two individuals have been sent over to the Medical Research Institute in Colombo for testing and the relevant reports are to be received tomorrow, stated the Director of the IDH Dr. Hasitha Attanayake.

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