A Covid-19 infection has been detected from the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children in Colombo, on Thursday (08).
The Director of the Hospital Dr. G. Wijesuriya confirmed that a 10-month-old infant under treatment has tested positive for the virus.
The infant from Minuwangoda was admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital on Wednesday (07).
Dr Wijesuriya said the medical staff of the institution, taking note of the symptoms of the infant, had kept her apart from other patients.
A PCR test carried out the infant later revealed that she has contracted the virus.
The 10-month-old has since been transferred to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda.