Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, Head of the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, says that several strains of the virus that are spreading rapidly around the world have been found in Sri Lanka. He points out that this could lead to a very dangerous situation and that everyone should act responsibly to minimize the risk.
Varieties from South Africa, Britain, Nigeria, Denmark and India have been identified as well as varieties native to Sri Lanka. All research on these species is carried out by the Department of Allergy, Immunology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jayewardenepura.
Chandima Jeewandara points out that although these species have been reported from only a few specific places including quarantine centers, they may have spread to the society.
Jeewandara points out that the Indian and British varieties are spreading faster and the complications are more.
He says the best thing to do is to prevent the virus from infecting one's body, regardless of the type of infection, and to follow hygiene practices, including wearing masks, keeping hands clean and using disinfectants.
He says that if we stay at home for at least a month or so, we can alleviate the epidemic.