The Ministry of Health states that a comprehensive investigation is underway into the persons who had close contact with the Chinese woman who traveled to Sri Lanka to be diagnosed with coronavirus.
The Director of the Epidemiology Unit, Dr. Sudath Samaraweera, said that all those who had contact with her would be monitored for two weeks by the relevant authorities.
The first case of coronavirus disease in Sri Lanka was reported last night when it was confirmed that a 43-year-old Chinese woman who had arrived on a tourist visa from Hubei province, China, had contracted the disease.
After showing signs of coronavirus-like symptoms, she was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Angoda.
Meanwhile, a special medical team has been deployed at Bandaranaike International Airport to investigate passengers arriving from China.
Furthermore, only passengers will be allowed to enter Bandaranaike International Airport from 6 am onwards as a precautionary measure to prevent the risk of spreading the corona virus.
The Department of Immigration and Emigration states that anyone who arrives in Sri Lanka from China must apply for an online visa and do not issue a visa on arrival at the airport.