Lankapura DS COVID-19 patient’s daughter (5) tests positive

By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 5 2020

By Naalir Jamaldeen

The five-year-old daughter of a COVID-19 patient tested positive for COVID-19 on 3 August, the Office of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS) of Polonnaruwa said yesterday (4).

The patient was serving as a Civil Defence Officer at the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat.

The officer tested positive for COVID-19 when he underwent a PCR test on 2 August, Polonnaruwa RDHS sources noted.

After the officer was detected with COVID-19, his wife and daughter underwent PCR tests, and the daughter tested positive, while the wife’s test was negative, sources said.

Altogether 12 COVID-19 carriers have been detected from the Lankapura area, health sector sources added.



By Naalir Jamaldeen | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 5 2020

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