The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka urges the general public to exercise caution as the Delta Plus coronavirus variant, which is prevalent in many countries, is at risk of entering Sri Lanka.
Speaking to media in Puttalam, Chairman of the Union Upul Rohana said the consequences of unlawful gatherings which took place over the previous weekend will be seen within the next two weeks.
Rohana said even though the number of COVID-19 related deaths are declining in the world, the number of infections is on the rise.
He said the Delta Plus variant could enter the country through arrivals into the country through the airport or through sea farers.
The Chairman of the Union said the public has almost completely disregarded health guidelines adding individuals with influence had violated inter-provincial travel restrictions as well.
Rohana warned the public of the repercussions of the Delta Plus coronavirus variant entering the country and spreading within the society.
He said the background for the virus to spread has already been formed even though the country’s vaccination drive is at a high level.