First Sri Lankan to contract the coronavirus in Sri Lanka discharged

The first Sri Lankan found to have contracted the coronavirus in Sri Lanka was discharged from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda today.

The first coronavirus patient in Sri Lanka was identified as a 52 year- old tour guide who had accompanied a group of Italian tourists in Sri Lanka.

Sources from the Hospital said multiple tests had been carried out on the patient and he was ordered to be discharged after ascertaining that he had completely recovered.

The patient was reportedly dropped off at his residence in a special ambulance and had been instructed to self- quarantine for another 2 weeks starting from today.

Meanwhile, the Health Services Department in Kahathuduwa has reported that the patient’s wife and two children, who were also placed in self quarantine, completed their quarantine period of 14 days today.

The Department said the woman and two children are in good health and did not show symptoms of the coronavirus during or after the quarantine period. (Colombo Gazette)

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