February 26, 2020
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    Suspected Corona Virus patients in Sri Lanka recovering

    January 26, 2020

    The four patients who had been admitted at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo on suspicion of Corona Virus infection had been kept under observation although they were recovering and the initial reports were negative, Senior Epidemiologist of the Epidemiology Unit Dr Sudath Samaraweera said.

    Four people including two Chinese nationals are being examined at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Colombo on suspicion that they were infected by the Corona Virus.A Sri Lankan male and a female and two Chinese women were admitted to the IDH showing symptoms of cold and sore throat.

    Dr Samaraweera said they did not show severe symptoms but were being monitored.
    “We are conducting tests on them. They were admitted because as a precautionary measure as they had returned from the Wuhan city,” Dr Samaraweera said.

    “They are recovering but we can’t exactly say that they are not infected by the Corona Virus until the reports indicate conclusively,” he said.“Samples have been sent to the Medical Research Institute (MRI) and reports would be received within two days,” he said.The Corona virus that was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now spread to the USA, France, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, North Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Australia, and India.

    The death toll in the outbreak of a new Corona Virus in China has risen to 56 and a number of people have been infected has risen to 1,975.


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