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Residents in self-quarantine in Jaffna: Test negative for Covid-19

By Skandha Gunasekara

The residents of the houses in Jaffna that were quarantined have tested negative for Covid-19, The Morning learnt.

Ministry of Health Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said that there were no positive cases.

“Those in Jaffna who were recently put under self-quarantine have tested negative for the Covid-19 virus,” he said.

Self-quarantine was imposed on a number of houses in Jaffna last week as a precautionary measure after an Indian national who had been residing there had tested positive for Covid-19.

The Indian national had been residing in Jaffna throughout the quarantine period and was confirmed a Covid-19 patient after being tested upon returning to India.