New variant of the COVID-19 spreading across the UK found in four areas in Sri Lanka

Coronavirus local Srilanka

Officials said the new variant of the COVID 19 spreading across the UK has been detected in four areas in Sri Lanka.

Dr Chandima Jeewandara, Director of the Institute of Allergy, Immunology and Molecular Medicine of Sri Jayawardenepura University says new variant was detected in Colombo, Avissawella, Biyagama and Vauniya.

The new variant is first found in Sri Lanka when England all rounder Moeen Ali tested positive for COVID 19 on arrival in early January. It is said that this Varian has a high transmissibility.