Pastor hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19 | Sunday Observer

Pastor hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19

Following a pastor who conducted Sunday Mass on March 15 in Ariyalai, Jaffna, being hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19, the Regional Health Department of the Northern Province is now taking immediate steps to control a possible spread of the new coronavirus in northern Sri Lanka.

The pastor who returned from Switzerland this month had conducted Sunday Mass for about 300-400 people in Ariyalai on Sunday (15). He was later hospitalised with symptoms of COVID-19.

“So far we have not confirmed the pastor as a COVID-19 patient. But we are taking necessary precautions” an official of the Northern Provincial Council told the Sunday Observer.

As per the instructions of the Health Ministry the Regional Health Department has made an announcement to the community in the Ariyalai and Nallur divisions to provide information of all participants at the Sunday Mass conducted by the pastor.