The first patient carrying the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 has been identified in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said today.
The new variant has been identified in a Sri Lankan citizen who had recently returned from a South Africa.
The Daily Mirror learns that he had arrived in Sri Lanka a few days ago and had been detected in the gene sequencing.
The Health Ministry has urged people not to panic as all preventive measures were being taken to prevent a spread. (JAMILA HUSAIN)
Upa Friday, 03 December 2021 11:01 AM
Allowing weddings , cinemas will definitely prevent spreading?
Mevan Friday, 03 December 2021 11:04 AM
Welcome Omicron to Sri Lanka hope you have a good stay in this tropical Island.
Richard Vonhagt Friday, 03 December 2021 11:06 AM
And so it begins...
Satheesh V Friday, 03 December 2021 11:24 AM
Was he tested upon arrival @airport? Is he in quarantine now?
Lakl Friday, 03 December 2021 11:26 AM
Second passenger will be coming from INDIA!!!!
B Friday, 03 December 2021 11:31 AM
Whole world has it now
Geetanjali Mishra Friday, 03 December 2021 11:36 AM
Do not panic. It is difficult to avoid.
Be Fair Friday, 03 December 2021 11:41 AM
I thought entry for people who have visited Southern Africa was restricted
Tania P Friday, 03 December 2021 11:45 AM
From another news site the person has arrived on 23rd nov and detected on 3rd dec. What measures were taken to authorities are to be confident?was the individual taken to quarantine straight from airport pending test results? Highly unlikely isnt it? I wish these reports give more details as citizens can feel confident on any measures taken.
Dee Friday, 03 December 2021 11:53 AM
Where is the monitoring minister of all ministries? Gone to a gym!
TopCat Friday, 03 December 2021 11:57 AM
Why was he allowed to enter Sri Lanka when passengers form South Africa was band from entering Sri Lanka? Was he in quarantine when it was detected the he was infected with the Omicron variant ? The news is sketchy and fishy. A invisible hand behind this !
Nuwan Friday, 03 December 2021 11:59 AM
Uncle where is the booster for above 20 years? Has GMOA stolen this lot for friends and family as well?
Macron Friday, 03 December 2021 02:25 PM
Close the airport immediately.
Abdul Friday, 03 December 2021 02:32 PM
From a Vaccinated traveller...
Leo Friday, 03 December 2021 02:38 PM
MP Namal Ranjapakse, now what do you have to say?
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