Jun 27, 2022

Sri Lankans warned of latest Covid-19 lineage

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara, the head of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Biology at Sri Jayewardenepura University, has warned of the latest Covid-19 lineage.

Noting that the latest COVID19 lineage BA.5 is the most transmissible and immune-evasive lineage detected since the pandemic began and it's not mild, Dr. Jeewandara warns this has been detected in 63 countries so far.

However, he says that this is yet to be discovered in Sri Lanka.