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04 per cent of air passengers entering SL infected with omicron

04 per cent of air passengers entering Sri Lanka in a row can be identified as omicron positive, revealed Chairman of the Health Professionals’ Association Ravi Kumudesh, in his comment about the risk of the Covid variant entering the country via tourists and air passengers.

According to the reports, there is a serious of the omicron variant breaching the country via tourists and air passengers, he warned.

“In the first two weeks of January we received a report of omicron infectees. According to the report, we have to stress again that the serious risk of omicron breaching the country has increased due to tourists and others entering the country by air.

At the moment we can see that about 04 per cent of the air passengers entering the country are infected with omicron, based on available data. It may not be 100 per cent accurate in any way given that this was not obtained through formal data. The vast majority of cases were reported to have omicron when they left the country,” he said.


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