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Another 160 Omicron cases detected in Sri Lanka

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Another 160 cases of Omicron COVID variant have been recorded in Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from University of Sri Jayewardenepura said.

According to Dr. Jeewandara these cases were confirmed in the genetic sequencing carried out in their labs.

The new cases were detected from 182 samples.

With these new detections total cases of Omicron that have been recorded in Sri Lanka are 208.

The first patient with Omicron varient was identified in Sri Lanka on 3 December 2021.

The Health Ministry urges Sri Lankans to get COVID-19 booster shot to avoid another COVID-19 wave in the country.


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