Chilaw student tests COVID-19 negative in second, third PCR tests

Chilaw student tests COVID-19 negative in second, third PCR tests

October 12, 2020   04:56 pm

The student of a school in Chilaw who tested positive for COVID-19 in the first PCR test has later tested negative in the second and third PCR tests.

The doctor from the Bangadeniya area who treated the student has also tested negative for the novel coronavirus infection.

Accordingly, the student and the doctor who were placed under quarantine at a private place have been released last night (11).

A 17-year-old student from Welipelessa-Adippala, Arachchikattuwa had attended a tuition class in Gampaha last weekend.

Inquiries by health officials have revealed that 17 more students had shared a van ride to attend the class.

On October 06, the student had visited a private dispensary in Bangadeniya, Chilaw, over a phlegm-condition, and on doctor’s recommendations he had admitted to the Chilaw hospital for a PCR test.

Upon testing positive for the virus, the student has been admitted to the COVID-19 treatment unit of the Chilaw hospital.

Subsequently, 33 persons of 08 families in Welipelessa-Adippala, Arachchikattuwa, including the student’s family and contacts, and the doctor who treated the student have been quarantined and subjected to PCR tests.

The 17 students who attended the tuition class with the student had been directed to remain at their homes.

While the second and the third PCR tests on the student have tested negative, the student and his family are subjected to quarantine further.

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