Russian national tests positive; 150 contacts quarantined | Daily News

Russian national tests positive; 150 contacts quarantined

A 57-year-old person attached to a Russian airline crew who was staying in a hotel in Polhena, Matara tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted to Hambantota Hospital, Health officials said.

He was with a group of 15 Russians who arrived at the Mattala Airport on September 13 and were staying in the hotel after confirming COVID-19 negative after performing the first PCR. Only one had contracted the virus so far.

According to the health officials from Matara state health institutions, around 30 had already been identified as first contacts and 150 had been identified as other contacts of the COVID-19 patient. They are now being quarantined.

The 23 employees in the hotel and the members of their families are now being self-quarantined. The driver and the vehicle used to transport this group have already traced and taken steps to quarantine. PCR Tests will be done for all.