Posted on 04.29.2021 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Top News List with 0 Comments
(TopNews) The COVID virus variant has been identified in Sri Lanka similar to the mutant that was spreading in Britain.
This variant is spreading in many parts of Sri Lanka has been identified. Dr Chandima Jeewandara of the Jayawardhanapura University of Sri Lanka says that the B11 7 mutant, which has been spreading in Boralasgamuwa Kurunegala and Colombo, is the same Britain mutate variant. He said that it was identified by testing PCR has taken from the relevant areas. He also stated that this Britan mutation has caused an increase in the spread of the disease in the country. He added that the virus’s rapid spread might lead to an increase in deaths, but the ASTRAZENECA is sensitive for the new mutant. Studies have shown that this mutant causes 55% more deaths than average and the speed of spreading is up to 50%.