Denmark lineage of COVID-19 detected in Colombo

Dr Chandima Jeewandara, Director of Allergy, Immunity and Cell Biology Unit of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura stated today (08) that the Denmark lineage of COVID-19 was detected in virus samples collected from three persons in Colombo.

However, he noted that the Denmark variant has not spread severely within the community and the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) has been notified of the emergence of the Denmark variant and necessary investigations will be carried out in the future.

In order to control the mutations in the country, the spread of the virus must be halted by following health safety guidelines, Dr. Jeewandara added.