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Health experts raise serious concerns over new variant, SL goes on alert

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Sri Lanka's health experts, today raised serious concerns over the new variant of the COVID-19 which had been detected in South Africa and said Sri Lanka's borders had gone on alert. 

Health officials said while data for this new variant was still being studied, this was very bad news for all countries including Sri Lanka.

Experts said the new B.1.1.529, was "the worst one we've seen so far", and there was concern it had the potential to evade immunity.

International media reports said 59 confirmed cases had been identified in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

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  • Roisin Friday, 26 November 2021 01:22 PM

    In the meantime health "expert" old fart Tissa Vitharana discourage people to get a sound and quality (booster) vaccine.

    Tariq Friday, 26 November 2021 01:57 PM

    Actually the new variant is called the Botswana Variant and is to be given the name Nu Variant.

    Dr Who Friday, 26 November 2021 02:17 PM

    These health experts should worry more about to do some studies on how to minimize the death rate and how to keep the country open. Do we need experts to tell us to close the country when a new virus varient appears on the other side of the world? They should advise on setting up right apparatus to screen the passengers properly without making big queues at the airports.

    European Friday, 26 November 2021 06:52 PM

    This is a pandemy, that means worldwide!

    Lal Friday, 26 November 2021 08:06 PM

    Drama for petrol.

    selvakumar Friday, 26 November 2021 08:19 PM

    Dr., minimize the death percentage it's impossible in sri lanka, because many people regulerless behaviour with corona virus!!!

    PD Saturday, 27 November 2021 06:31 AM

    Close the airport for travelers from these countries immediately please!


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