Local News: All who are now being quarantined at various Sri Lankan quarantine centers to be tested for COVID-19 before they complete their 14-day quarantine duration and leave, Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, a consultant physician attached to the National Institute for Infectious Disease (NIID), said.
The decision taken during the Special Task Force meeting held on Monday, according to Dr. Wijewickrama. The PCR check will therefore be performed for all those who live in quarantine centers before leaving home. Care should be taken of the available resources without wasting them for no cause. With the rise of the COVID-19 patients, monitoring will be increased.
Dr. Wijewickrama said that people would be released at Quarantine Centers now after 14 days if their PCR test results are negative. Samples from culture, too, will be checked. Around 20 people who get COVID-19 infected come to hospitals because they experience serious symptoms and are unable to stay home without finding medical attention. It is an indicator of the growing number of patients on COVID-19.
Just after his / her PCR check result turns negative twice does a healed patient return home. There are certain people and organisations who are seeking to make money during this tough period. Once some people had tried to get a letter with their signature from a healed patient saying that drug X healed his disease. In Sri Lanka the drug cartel is very involved all the time, he said.