OMICRON reporting rapid spread: HPB

OMICRON reporting rapid spread in SL: HPB

by Amani Nilar 18-12-2021 | 11:13 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Health officials point out that the new COVID-19 variant, OMICRON is spreading rapidly in the island.

The Director of the Health Promotion Bureau, Dr. Ranjith Batuwantudawa said that in this situation, more OMICRON infected patients can be found in Sri Lanka.

Specialist Dr. Batuwantudawa, emphasized that the booster vaccine has a 75% chance of counteracting the OMICRON variant, and urged the public to obtain the booster vaccine.

As of currently, over 2 million Sri Lankans have obtained the booster dose of the vaccine.