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Two cases with new COVID-19 strain located in Meerigama


16 February 2021 09:54 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two patients infected with the new strain of  COVID-19 were reported from the Meerigama area yesterday, area Medical Officer of Health said.

Area Public Health Inspector Nishantha Somaratne said the patients were identified after the PCR tests at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital.

The two patients are from Pasyala and Pallewela areas and it has not yet clear as to how they contracted the new strain of virus.(Pushpakumara Mallawaarachchiil)

  Comments - 3

  • Michael Ranasinghe Tuesday, 16 February 2021 01:45 PM

    The General who heads the Covid task force and the jokers of the health ministry said the new strain has been detected only in one person .. now let's see what they come up with

    dickie bird Tuesday, 16 February 2021 06:13 PM

    At the time......Micheal, by any chance are you a past politician?

    Sunil Ranasinghe Tuesday, 16 February 2021 10:09 PM

    The new strain has to be identified after gene sequencing at SJU labs. The PCR test does not identify the new strain. Who is being fooled? The health care people or the journalists?

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