By Easwaran Rutnam
A woman in Divulapitiya has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Government Information Department said today.
The 39-year-old woman had been detected with the virus after being admitted to the Gampaha hospital.
Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera said that the woman sought treatment from a dispensary for fever on 28th September and on 30th September she got admitted to the Gampaha hospital.
Samaraweera said that a PCR test was carried out on the woman and the result confirmed that the woman had contracted the coronavirus.
As a result 15 hospital staff and 45 employees of a private establishment where the woman was employed, have been placed under home quarantine.
The woman has now been admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital in Angoda.
The Government said that more close contacts of the woman are being identified.
The manner in which the woman contracted the coronavirus is also being investigated.
The Government urged the public to continue to strictly follow health guidelines issued to prevent the spread of the virus. (Colombo Gazette)