COVID-19: Update Health Hot Stories Local COVID-19 patient is a Sri Lankan seafarer who returned from India By admin Posted on July 3, 2020 1 min read 0 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Corona virus covid Corona virus covid The COVID-19 case reported from Jinthupitiya yesterday evening is NOT a case of community transmission, Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. The COVID-19 patient was detected during the mandatory quarantine process, the Government Information Department quoting Dr. Jasinghe said. COVID-19 patient is a Sri Lankan seafarer who returned from India and underwent the mandatory 14-day quarantine and did not test positive during the PCR test conducted at the end of that 14 day period, according to the statement. The seafarer was subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine at his residence in Jinthupitiya, Colombo 13 and it was during this mandatory quarantine period he tested positive for COVID-19, it further added. This is not a case of community transmission and the authorities have taken all necessary measures, Dr. Anil Jasinghe reiterated.