Nurse at Colombo National Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

AN | Published: 2:42 PM Oct 14 2020
Local Nurse at Colombo National Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

A nurse working in the Accident Ward of the Colombo National Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19, a hospital spokesman stated.

The nurse had been on leave for three days and tested positive for the disease yesterday (13).

The nurse is a resident of Matugama and it has been confirmed that the driver and his assistant of the bus traveling to Matugama had also contracted the virus.

According to hospital sources, it is not yet clear how she contracted the virus, however tests are being carried out to find out how she contracted the virus. 

Several patients and staff members who worked with her at the hospital have also been referred for PCR tests.

By Priyasha Hettihewa

AN | Published: 2:42 PM Oct 14 2020

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