2 Sri Lankans who returned from Italy admitted to IDH

Friday, 28 February 2020 - 14:21

Two Sri Lankans who returned from Italy have been admitted to IDH with fever and cough.

In addition, a Chinese national has also been admitted to IDH with symptoms similar to cold and fever.

At the same time, five more returnees from different countries have been admitted to Gampaha, Negombo and Ratnapura hospital after they have shown similar symptoms yesterday.

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