SL commence testing for Monkeypox

The Ministry of Health says testing will commence from today to identify if persons infected with Monkeypox are present in the country. 

Dr Anwar Hamdani, Director of Medical Technology Services of the Ministry of Health confirmed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided the Ministry with test kits for that purpose.

He said the test kits will be handed over to the Borella Medical Testing Institute and the Kandy Teaching Hospital today. Sri Lanka is yet to report a case of Monkeypox in the country.