Fourth individual recovers from COVID-19

2020-03-25 at 17:53

The Medical Research Institute in Borella says a fourth individual has recovered after contracting the novel coronavirus.

The Director of the MRI Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara speaking to media said the Medical Research Institute has tested samples of 700 persons who came in contact with coronavirus confirmed cases.

Dr. Bandara added of the group only 25 persons have tested positive for the virus.

Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara said samples of individuals who tested positive are being tested continuously, adding that the repeated testing indicated that four persons have since recovered.

He urged the public to heed health and legal advice in order to contain the virus adding that positive tests will be witnessed within the next three to four weeks.