The extremely transmissible Delta variant of coronavirus is spreading quickly throughout Sri Lanka and comprise round 30 per cent of the brand new circumstances reported in Colombo, the well being authorities mentioned on Monday, advising the federal government to cease enjoyable journey restrictions. Deputy Director-General of well being providers Dr Hemantha Herath advised reporters that the Delta variant, first reported in India, has additionally unfold to the southern districts of Galle, and Matara, in addition to to the northern districts of Jaffna and Kilinochchi.
We have seen that between 25-30 per cent of recent circumstances reported from Colombo are of the Delta variant, Herath mentioned. The well being officers mentioned that about 35 circumstances of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have been present in Sri Lanka thus far.
Sri Lanka is preventing the third wave of coronavirus. More than 1,000 new COVID-19 infections are recorded day by day, along with almost 50 deaths. The authorities have relaxed restrictions positioned since early May. Still inter-provincial journey stays in limbo till August 1.
The first detected 5 circumstances of the Delta variant got here from Colombo on June 17. The public well being inspectors have suggested the federal government in opposition to additional enjoyable journey restrictions.
Sri Lanka has recorded close to 300,000 circumstances because the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 with deaths nearing 3,700. Over 256,000 folks have recovered from the virus.
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