Kurunegala Hospitalís emergency unit temporarily closed
April 10, 2020 09:25 am
The emergency unit of Kurunegala Teaching Hospital has been closed off temporarily as a patient, who was admitted to the ward yesterday, had started showing coronavirus symptoms.
Hospital’s Director Dr. Sarath Weerabandara said that a resident of Katupotha in Kurunegala got admitted to the emergency unit of the hospital last evening (09) claiming to have some other medical conditions.
Subsequent check-ups have indicated that the patient in question had Covid-19 symptoms.
Accordingly, he was moved to the ward assigned for the patients who are suspected to have contracted the virus, Dr. Weerabandara added.
A total of 39 of the hospital’s staff who were exposed to the suspected coronavirus patient have been directed to quarantine.