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Father of an infant at LRH tests positive

The father of an infant receiving treatment at Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The 5 month old infant has been receiving treatment at the hospital since August and it is reported that the father and mother of the child have been temporarily residing in the Kotikawatta area.

The hospital authorities stated that their residence is Kandy.

On an arrival at the hospital, the father and mother of the child were taken for PCR tests and it was confirmed yesterday that the father tested positive.

Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital Director G.J. Mr. Wijesuriya said that so far it has not been confirmed that the child or the mother has been infected with the virus and as a precautionary measure the staff of the ward where the child are being treated will be referred for PCR tests.