The Government Medical Officers Association says the Ministry of Health must pay special attention to the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, that has been reported from South Africa.
Member of the GMOA Dr. Prasad Colambage when contacted by NewsRadio expressed hope that necessary steps will be taken locally.
Dr. Colambage said the Omicron variant can enter the country through several means.
He said the virus variant can enter the country through sea route while similar variants could mutate locally.
Dr. Colambage said the public must continue to remain vigilant of the critical strains of the variant.
He noted that many countries have closed borders and have taken many preventative measures.