Sri Lanka detects first Omicron variant case

Sri Lanka detects first Omicron variant case

Sri Lanka detects first Omicron variant case

Written by Zulfick Farzan

03 Dec, 2021 | 10:55 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); A Sri Lankan who had returned from Nigeria on the 23rd of November, has tested positive for COVID-19s new variant Omicron.

This was confirmed by Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella.

Deputy Director-General of Public Health Services in a special statement on Friday (3), said the first case was detected on Friday (3) morning following tests carried out by Sri Lankan laboratories.

“We have taken measures to contain the spread and there is no need to panic and the health officials have taken swift action following this discovery,” he said.

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