Dr. Chandima Jeewandara on mixing vaccines (Video)

Thursday, 10 June 2021 - 22:51

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Director of the Institute of Allergy Immunology and Cell Biology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura stated that the previously reported COVID variant associated with Sri Lanka has been decreased significantly.

He was addressing a media briefing today (10).

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara stated that most of the cases that are currently being reported in Sri Lanka are B1.1.7 Britain virus strains.

According to the results of their investigations carried out last month, in addition to Colombo, the British variant has been identified in Batticaloa, Trincomalee, Kuliyapitiya, Wariyapola, Habaraduwa, Matara, Karapitiya, Kandy and Ragama areas.

He also stated that the University of Sri Jayewardenepura is conducting three separate pieces of research on AstraZeneca, Sputnik and Sinopharm vaccines in connection with the vaccination program in the country.

It has been revealed that the new COVID cluster based in Melbourne, Australia was created not by someone who stayed in Sri Lanka but by someone who had been in transit in Sri Lanka.

The total number of COVID deaths in the country is now close to 2000.

But the public is in a dilemma regarding the daily reported COVID deaths.

This is due to the fact that some COVID deaths were not reported on the same day and were confirmed a few days later.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has taken steps to establish a volunteer force with the aim of enabling health workers who are not currently directly involved in COVID control activities to make an active contribution to those activities.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old COVID patient who had fallen from a jackfruit tree and damaged his spinal cord was successfully anaesthetized and operated on by a team including Sunanda Udagedara, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Kandy National Hospital.

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