The British variety was not found in Sri Lanka on April 8, there was information before that too - Director of Laboratories

The British variety was not found in Sri Lanka on April 8, there was information before that too - Director of Laboratories

2 May 2021 08:32 am

Dr. Vijith Gunasekera, Director of Laboratory Services at the Ministry of Health, said that he could not agree with the claim that the British covid was first identified in Sri Lanka on April 8 and stated that information regarding this had been reported before.

"We were very concerned about whether the British variant would come to Sri Lanka. We were able to identify this variant from certain patients in certain locations. It's hard to agree that it was discovered on April 8th. We were aware of that before. But we had no evidence of its spread.

So when we look at the prevalence of the disease in the recent past, we can see that there are some different types of these diseases among the patients,” he said.

The Director of Laboratory Services of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Vijith Gunasekara stated this in response to a media query yesterday (01).