COVID-19 case reported from Jaffna | Daily News

COVID-19 case reported from Jaffna

The Jaffna Teaching Hospital reported a confirmed case of Covid 19 today. 
Director of the teaching hospital T. Sathiyamoorthy said this is the first person to be affected after coming into contact with a pastor from Switzerland who conducted a prayer meeting recently in Ariyalai.
He said yesterday at press conference,  "Several persons attended the prayer meet which the pastor conducted and this person was in the pastor's room closely moving with him. After the pastor had left to Switzerland he was later diagnosed with the virus".
He added, "the person in the special unit of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital in isolation and being carefully watched by medical staff". 
"I praise the medical staff who came forward to help at this dire emergency at a time like this. And we will be testing all who participated in the prayer meet and  medical precautions are being taken".
Since February(2) till today(22) the Jaffna Teaching Hospital had 17 patients examined and discharged.

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