Seafarer from Jinthupitiya tested negative for Covid-19

The Covid-19 infected Seafarer from Jinthupitiya, Colombo 13, has been discharged from the hospital after he was found negative for Covid-19 virus, the Health Ministry said today.

“The results of five PCR tests conducted at the hospital with respect to this person have continuously confirmed that he is not infected with Covid-19 virus,” the ministry said.

The ministry also said that 154 persons, those who were identified as the Seafarer’s close associates and were in Kandakadu Quarantine Centre were also sent back home, as none of them have been identified as infected.

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