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Panadura Hospital ICU temporarily closed

Panadura Base Hospital
Panadura Base Hospital

The Panadura Base Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been temporarily closed as a daughter of a nurse in the ICU had tested positive for COVID-19.

The ICU staff including the nurse, doctors and patients have been quarantined and subjected to PCR tests, hospital sources said.

The daughter was a third year student of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura Management Faculty.

About 50 students in the hostels of the Faculty have been sent to self-quarantine following the detection.

The student was staying with two other students at a hostel in Gangodawila. A relative of one of the students had worked at the Minuwangoda Garment Factory, the sources said.

She was referred to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Angoda.

Her family members in Hirana, Panadura have been quarantined and subjected to PCR tests, the sources said.