Second patient infected with Indian variant identified in SL

Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 11:28

Director of the Institute of Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara has stated that another person infected with the delta COVID variant, B.1.617.2 which was assumed to originate from India has been identified from Sri Lanka.

This is the second COVID patient identified in Sri Lanka who was infected with the delta variant.

The patient is currently being quarantined.

Dr Jeewandara noted that a local COVID variant from Tissamaharama was also identified following the diagnosis of one COVID patient.

He further added that 80 persons were diagnosed with the alpha variant (B.1.1.7) which was originated from the UK.

It was discovered from Colombo, Batticaloa, Trincomalee,  Kuliyapitiya, Wariyapola, Matara, Habaraduwa, Tissamaharama, Karapitiya and Ragama.

Dr Jeewandara stated the above while sharing a message on his Twitter platform.

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