Three identified as COVID-19 positive yesterday test negative

Three persons who were previously identified as COVID-19 patients have been declared as COVID-19 negative today (06), stated Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.

Two residents of Rajagiriya and Kolonnawa and a nurse of Colombo National Hospital were identified to have contracted the novel coronavirus, yesterday (05).

However, following more testing as per protocol, it has been determined that the aforementioned individuals have not been infected by the virus, said Jasinghe.

Therefore, the Ministry of Health removed them from the registry of COVID-19 infections in the country, he added.

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