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Two Lankans from Italy admitted to IDH test negative for coronavirus

Two Sri Lankans who had returned to the island from Italy and admitted to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) on suspicion of being infected with COIVD-19 have been tested negative for the virus.

These two males were initially hospitalized to get treated for cold and fever, however, they were later transferred to the IDH for further medical examination.

Director of the IDH Dr. Hasitha Attanayake has stated blood and saliva samples of the two individuals were sent over to the Medical Research Institute in Colombo for testing.

However, these two individuals will continue to receive treatment at the IDH, Dr. Attanayake stated.