The medical experts have warned that the Indian variant known as Delta would be the dominant variant in the country in about ten weeks if proper measures were not taken at correct time.
State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle told media today that medical experts like Prof Neelika Malavige had emphasized that the Indian variant could be dominant in Sri Lanka in another ten weeks.
“Thus, it is extremely important to strictly adhere to health guidelines and practices in order to prevent such a situation in the country,” the State Minister said.
She also stressed that the risk of COVID-19 had not yet disappeared though island-wide travel restrictions were lifted.
“Sri Lanka is not yet out of the woods at all. People should not take the situation for granted. The virus is still active and the new variant could cause havoc if precautionary measures were not taken,” State Minister Fernandopulle added.
Meanwhile, she said a total of about 12 pregnant have succumbed to the COVID-19 virus so far.