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* Divulapitiya District Hospital temporarily closed as employee contracts COVID-19
Sun, Oct 18, 2020, 08:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 18, Colombo: Divulapitiya District Hospital has been temporarily closed from today (18) after the Minor Service Controller of the hospital was found to be infected with COVID-19, the Divulapitiya Medical Officer of Health said.

The employee was diagnosed with COVID-19 when the staff of the Divulapitiya District Hospital was subjected to PCR tests on the 15th.

The Divulapitiya Medical Officer of Health further stated that following the PCR results, 14 employees including nurses who worked closely with the infected employee have been sent to quarantine at a quarantine center in Anuradhapura.

About 10 other hospital staff have been quarantined in their homes.

 

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