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First COVID positive case from Kilinochchi

The first COVID-19 patient from the Kilinochchi district was reported on November 2 late evening with the PCR test positive. The second wave had spared only the Kilinochchi district.

He was found from Dharmapuram, Kandawalei in Kilinochchi and has been directed for treatment at the new Hospital in Jaffna for COVID patients.

 His samples have been directed for a second PCR test and the report is pending.

The patient had worked in a restaurant in Colombo and returned to his village after Colombo was locked down.

Jaffna Teaching Hospital Director P.Sathyamoorthi said that National College of Education has been converted to a COVID-19 treating Hospital on November 3.

He said until yesterday the COVID-19 cases in Jaffna were sent to IDH hospital and considering the long distance it was decided to set up one in Jaffna too.