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Omicron-fuelled wave possible in Sri Lanka, Health authorities warn

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Health authorities have predicted that a another wave, which would be triggered by the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, could be witnessed in the country in future.

President of the Sri Lanka Family Physicians Association, Dr. Malkanthi Galhena told a media briefing yesterday that it was of utmost importance that people brace themselves to face such a wave and to avert it.

“As far as the trends in the world is concerned, the Omicron is likely to pose monumental threat on a number of countries. Thus, the threat is not exceptional for Sri Lanka,” she underscored.

“However, it has been scientifically proven that booster dose provides sufficient protection against Omicron variant,” she stated.

Hence, Dr. Galhena urged those eligible individuals who had not yet received their third shot, to get themselves boosted as early as possible.

“Besides, it is also imperative to stringently follow health rules to keep coronavirus at bay,” she added.

Sri Lank has so far reported seven patients of Omicron variant. (Sheain Fernandopulle)


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  • Doom Monday, 27 December 2021 07:34 AM

    More doomsday oracles by the Health Authories!!!

    European Monday, 27 December 2021 10:25 AM

    Can't believe how ignorant and badly informed people in Sri Lanka are.

    Kikazaru Monday, 27 December 2021 08:23 AM

    The knowledge of the Sri Lanka health professionals was badly exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. They just wait for information from overseas and no studies are done locally. I am still waiting for information on the efficacy rate of all the vaccines used in Sri Lanka. Please watch CNN and BBC and there is so much important information back by scientific facts.

    Gee Monday, 27 December 2021 06:49 PM

    This is very weak strain, no need for concern


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