Second Sri Lankan with coronavirus recovers

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

Hospital sources said the patient was discharged after a number of tests had been carried out to ascertain complete recovery.

A 52 year -old tour guide in Sri lanka, who was the first to be identified as having contracted the virus, was discharged from the IDH on Monday (23).

A total of 102 patients were confirmed to have contracted the novel coronavirus in Sri Lanka as of last night (24).

Three patients, including the 2 Sri Lankans and a Chinese woman, have so far recovered and have been discharged from the IDH.

The Ministry of Health says 99 active coronavirus cases have been reported in Sri Lanka.

A total of 255 patients are currently under medical observation across a number of hospitals in the country on suspicion of having contracted the virus.

Meanwhile, the Military says 3029 persons are currently placed in 46 quarantine centres across the country. (Colombo Gazette)

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