May 10, 2021

03 COVID positive Indians at Kebithigollewa Hospital

Three Indian nationals who tested positive for COVID-19 are currently receiving treatment at the Kebithigollewa Base Hospital, revealed District Medical Officer Waruna Karunaratne on Monday (10).
 
The details of these patients are as follows:

01. A 41-year-old male arrived in Sri Lanka on the 28th of April by producing a PCR report obtained in India. He was tested positive after arriving in Sri Lanka from Chennai, India.

02. A 24-year-old male arrived in Sri Lanka on the 28th of April after obtaining a PCR report on the 24th of April in India. He was tested positive for the coronavirus on the 04th of May.

03. A 27-year-old male also arrived in Sri Lanka on the 28th of April after obtaining a PCR report on the 24th of April in India. He was tested positive for the coronavirus on the 03rd of May.

The PCR test reports produced by all three Indians claim they are COVID negative.

Saman Ratnapriya, the Head of the Government Nursing Officers Association speaking to reporters alleged the Indians are carrying the coronavirus with them when arriving in the country.

He said there needs to be a program to prevent the coronavirus from spreading from the Indians if they are being treated at government facilities.

Dr. Hemantha Herath from the Disaster Preparedness and Response Division (DPRD) attached to the Ministry of Health said the ministry is unaware of the Indians being treated at the Kebithigollewa Base Hospital, adding that there is no provision to allow Indians from entering the country.

(newsfirst.lk)

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