A returnee who was being quarantined in Sri Lanka has reportedly died last (13) night upon being hospitalised due to sustaining an illness.
The Department of Government Information confirmed a short while ago that his death was due to COVID-19.
The deceased, 60, was a resident in Nugegoda and returned to Sri Lanka from Dubai on September 02. He was referred to a quarantine centre in Halawatha, after which he was admitted to the General Hospital of Halawatha.
Live samples of the deceased were referred to PCR, after which it was revealed that he had not contracted COVID-19.