However, it is reported that the child and his family members have been detained and home quarantined.
The Director General of Health Services has confirmed that the child has not contracted the virus.
The person who had contracted the virus was confirmed to be a 52 year old tour guide from Mattegoda, Colombo. He is an employee of Aitken Spence and has reportedly gone to work last Friday (06).
It is said that five employees have already been admitted to the IDH hospital to be quarantined.
The person that was identified at the IDH hospital of having contracted the virus had not returned home as he had suspicions of having contracted the virus.
He had traveled to several parts of the island with a group of Italian tourists and had visited his family doctor shortly after his tour instead of going home as he was feeling indisposed.
He was rushed to the IDH hospital following instructions given by the doctor.
The Ministry of Education has informed the Provincial Directors of Education to limit students' extracurricular activities outside the classroom.
Secretary of the Ministry of Education, NHM Chithrananda said that a instruction manual has been sent to all Provincial Directors of Education
The Provincial Directors of Education will forward the instruction manual to all principals.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has directed the relevant authorities to subject both parents and children that arrive from overseas for a 14-day quarantine.
Furthermore, the Education Ministry has instructed all schools to suspend educational tours until further notice