The government yesterday denied claims that the ‘black fungus’ known as Mucormycosis was detected in Sri Lanka.

Health Ministry sources said that claims that a person who tested positive for the coronavirus in Ampara had contracted black fungus, was fake news.

“There were reports that the person in Amparawho tested positive for Covid had a fungus but it was not black fungus. The sources said. The person in question is a TB patient who had not taken proper medication and later found to be infected with Covid -19. Though he had a fungus it was not identified as the black fungus rampant in India.” Medical sources said


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