The Public Health Inspector’s Union of Sri Lanka has warned that the coronavirus Delta variant will become the dominant variant in the country in the next few days.
Speaking to media Chairman of the PHI Union Upul Rohana said the country will face a dangerous situation if the government and the public fails to understand the severity of the situation.
He noted with the tendency across the world, Sri Lanka cannot be disregarded a small country.
Rohana claimed if the Delta variant becomes the dominant variant, Sri Lanka will face a worse situation than during the previous outbreaks.
He urged the government and the public to take steps to avoid such a disaster.
He claimed health officials have also failed to address the daily COVID-19 cases that are being identified with the Delta variant, although it is reported by media.
Upul Rohana further said COVID-related deaths reported daily has not decreased, although there is an artificial drop in the number of COVID-19 infections reported daily.
He attributed the drop in cases to several circulars that have been issued and the conduct of rapid antigen tests instead of PCR tests.
He added however 30-50 persons succumb to the virus daily.
Rohana warned that if the Delta variant becomes the dominant variant, the infection rate will increase sharply, while more children will also be infected.