New coronavirus has not been detected in SL so far
(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) – The new strain of the coronavirus has not been detected in Sri Lanka so far, the Health Ministry said.
Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said that while there have been infected persons among the recent arrivals in Sri Lanka there is no confirmation if they have the new strain.
Dr. Hemantha Herath said that laboratory tests will need to confirm if the virus detected in the arrivals is the new strain or not.
Army Commander General Shavendra Silva had said yesterday that no decision has been taken to suspend flights from India over fears of the new strain of COVID-19.