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Sri Lankan soldiers admitted to Jaffna hospital with respiratory illness

At least two Sri Lankan soldiers have been admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital after showing signs of a potential respiratory illness, amidst concerns over a potential coronavirus outbreak.

Though preliminary tests have not indicated any positive results for coronavirus, both soldiers are currently being treated in isolated rooms at the hospital.

One of the soldiers was stationed at Mannar, whilst the other was at an army camp in Vavuniya.

Tens of thousands of Sri Lankan soldiers are stationed across the North-East, where at least two military-run quarantine centres have been constructed to detain and screen arrivals from abroad for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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