Sep 24, 2020

150 contacts of Covid-19 infected Russian national, identified

Health authorities in Matara say that around 150 contacts of the Covid-19 infected Russian national have been traced so far.

The driver of a trishaw he has ridden in, the driver's family, the driver of the van driver who had driven them to the hotel as well as 24 staff members have already been quarantined.

A Russian national, identified as a staff member of a Russian airline, had reached the Mattala International Airport recently along with a group of 13 other Russian nationals.

They had been undergoing quarantine at a hotel located at Polhena in Matara after their arrival.

The individual in question has been admitted to the Hambantota Base Hospital after his second PCR test report came out positive for Covid-19.