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Patient with South African variant of COVID-19 identified in Sri Lanka

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A South African variant of COVID-19 known as B.1.351 has been detected from a patient in a quarantine center in Sri Lanka for the first time, Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of Sri Jayewardenepura University, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara said.

He said the patient is a returnee from Tanzanian.

  Comments - 8

  • Michael Ranasinghe Friday, 12 March 2021 04:20 PM

    Must have fallen from the Sky . Check with Chi Chi s satellite that was launched but is yet to be located .

    Seb Friday, 12 March 2021 04:30 PM

    Proves the usefulness and requirement of quarantine centers

    varuna Friday, 12 March 2021 04:30 PM

    Why aren't the daily COVID-19 infected numbers are not revealed now? The people of Sri Lanka may get the wrong impression that the situation is under control when, in fact, things may have turned for the worse. This government is behaving worse than a bunch of kindergarten kids.

    Jeeves Friday, 12 March 2021 04:49 PM

    Even more reason why EVERYONE entering the country needs to be in quarantine first. No exception. We don't want another Brandix- type fiasco, this time with a more deadly variant!

    Selvakumar Friday, 12 March 2021 05:02 PM

    It’s different virus always control from same corona vaccines!!!

    Doc from abroad Friday, 12 March 2021 08:07 PM

    This will spread like wild fire. Expect 250 deaths per day. The elderly are very vulnerable. Infectious diseases department must take this outbreak very very seriously please.

    Roy Friday, 12 March 2021 10:19 PM

    Miachel Ranasinge, you are a complete madman in need of medication.

    Peacemaker Friday, 12 March 2021 11:54 PM

    This shows the rajapaksa criminal gang’s corruption at highest level, while poor people are being quarantined, rajapaksas and their henchmen enter the country without quarantine


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