Sri Lanka: New and more potent strain of coronavirus detected in Sri Lanka – “The variant can stay airborne for almost an hour and is spreading quick”
A brand new coronavirus variant that’s airborne and stronger than all those discovered beforehand in Sri Lanka has been found within the island nation, an immunologist has said in Colombo. The variant, which is extremely transmissible, can stay airborne for almost an hour and is spreading quick, Prof Neelika Malavige, the top of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Sciences of the Sri Jayawardenapura University stated.
“This variant of coronavirus is more highly transmissible than all found so far in the island. The new strain is airborne, the droplets can remain airborne for nearly an hour,” Ms. Malavige stated.
Health authorities feared that the novel variant is spreading quickly after final week’s New Year celebrations with extra youthful individuals getting contaminated. “In the next two incubation periods, the disease can progress to a third wave,” Upul Rohana, of the Public Health Inspectors stated, including that the actual state of affairs would emerge solely within the coming 2-Three weeks.
Prof. Malavige says the new variant infects five to six people from one person and is seen more in young people. She added that although the previous variants did not show symptoms, the new variant does show symptoms. She added that details about the new variant will be announced in the next few days.
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