Contact tracing underway after Delta Variant detected from Colombo

Contact tracing underway after Delta Variant detected from Colombo

Contact tracing underway after Delta Variant detected from Colombo

Written by Zulfick Farzan

18 Jun, 2021 | 5:55 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s State Intelligence Service and the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Minister launched an investigation following the detection of the Delta COVID-19 variant from Dematagoda, Colombo.

State Minister of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Professor Channa Jayasumana told News 1st that the close contacts of the COVID-19 patients are being traced.

The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena said of the 05 COVID-19 patients detected with the Delta variant, 03 have recovered.

“The other 02 patients are being treated separately and their families are subjected to PCR tests,” he said.

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