Student of the Faculty of Social Science of the Kelaniya University has been tested positive for Coronavirus, reports Citizen News. The student’s father is reportedly an employee at the Minuwangoda factory. Officials are planning to do PCR tests for 5 students who are the close contacts of the infected student.

Meanwhile Daily News reported that, A third-year student of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has been tested positive for Covid-19.

University students infected with Coronavirus

Vice-Chancellor of the University, Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage stated that the University is unaware as to how COVID-19 has been contracted and investigations are carried in this regard. The University has taken measures to admit the student to the IDH hospital on Saturday (10). The PCR test reports of the student’s mother who is reportedly a nurse at the Base hospital of Panadura, have not yet been received by the University, he added.

The suspect student who has been tested positive for COVID-19 is a student that belongs to the Department of Decision Sciences. There had been two students in the same boarding house and one is a resident of Gampaha Veyangoda area. “We are waiting for the results of their PCR tests and the Ministry of Health is informed in this regard” Prof. Liyanage said.

The University has placed the students in the same boarding house and the students remaining in the hostels from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce under quarantine.

He further added that the University has moved coursework online since October 06 and students are discouraged to enter the university unnecessarily.

He also said that while many students have vacated the University hostels since October 6, the university is currently accommodating around 200 students in the University hostel premises. The few students remaining in the University from the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce have been quarantined in the University at the hostels with accordance to the COVID-19 quarantine guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health.

Moreover, Prof. Liyanage said that further decisions with regard to the reported positive case in the University will be taken after obtaining the PCR test reports of the mother of the infected student and the other two students in the boarding house.

Source – Citizen News and Daily News

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