Colombo, July 18 (NewsWire) – Health authorities in Colombo City say that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 has been identified in Covid patients reported from several areas.
Dr Ruwan Wijemuni, Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council said that 11 people infected with the highly infectious Delta variant have been identified within the Colombo city limits in the last few days.
Dr Wijemuni said that Dematagoda, Maligawatta & Colombo North areas could be high-risk areas for Delta variant as patients were found from those areas.
Dr Wijemuni also said all the patients and their associates identified have been quarantined.
Meanwhile, Colombo Regional Epidemiologist Dinu Guruge requested the public to follow health guidelines.