By Vyshnavy Velrajh
Seven Sri Lankans in Italy are currently in self- isolation on suspicion of having contracted the coronavirus.
The Spokesperson to the Ministry of Foreign Relations Ruwanthi Delpitiya told Colombo Gazette that hospitals have not confirmed that they had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Delpitiya said many media reports say 8 individuals have contracted the virus.
However, the Embassy in Rome has verified that there are only 7 Sri Lankans who are currently self- quarantined on suspicion of having contracted the virus and are taking necessary measures based on medical advice, she added.
The 7 Sri lankans are reportedly from various regions in Italy, such as Lazio, Emilia- Romagna and Lombardy. (Colombo Gazette)