The COVID-19 situation in the country remains positive and normal although the number of COVID cases spike due to the cluster formed in Jaffna area, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said.
Addressing a media briefing, he said the surge in COVID-19 cases was reported during the past two days following PCR tests carried out on the first contacts of patients picked from the cluster in the Jaffna area.
“The individuals, who were found to have contracted the virus in the Jaffna area, were from quarantine centres and therefore, there is no risk that the virus could spread in the society. However, there could be more cases emerge from the cluster,” Dr. Samaraweera stressed.
Meanwhile, he said they had directed all the state hospitals to inform the Epidemiology Unit about any admission of patients after two weeks of vaccination.
“Accordingly, we have received six cases of blood clots. However, it is yet to be ascertained whether they had links to the direct effect of the vaccine,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)