Area where Delta variant was detected under lockdown

The area in Colombo where the Delta variant of the coronavirus was detected, has been under lockdown, health officials said.

Regional Epidemiologist at the Colombo Municipal Council, Dr. Dinuka Guruge said that the area has been under lockdown since last Saturday.

She said that random PCR tests were carried out in the area after they were notified of a suspicion that the variant was spreading in Colombo.

“We will be doing random PCR tests in Borella and other areas of Colombo city. If u have symptoms, please come to our sites. Will be letting you know the active PCR sites in the City of Colombo daily. We receive reports within 8-10hrs since the sample is taken,” she tweeted.

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura had said earlier that the highly transmissible B.1.617.2 variant was detected from five samples obtained in the Dematagoda area in Colombo.

The Director of the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine of the University said this was the first instance in which the Indian variant of the coronavirus has been detected from within the community in Sri Lanka.

Dr. Chandima Jeewandara said the Covid variant is 50% faster than the B 117 variant and is highly transmissible.

He further said the variant is more severe and evades one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Do some research on the Nipah virus . It is predicted to be the next “big thing” of pandemics. Let me put it in perspective. COVID kills 1% of the people it infects. Nipah kills 70-90 % of people. Happy dreams !

  2. antany ,
    you almost on the money,im glad to see some are awakening….
    however…by blaming countries people governments on virus leakages legitimises the existence of a virus….i urge you to research germ theory….if there was a deadly virus you wouldnt need to be tested for it you would now you were sick you wouldn’t need a advertising campaign for it you would see sick people you would see the effects yourself.while we argue about the renaming of the seasonal flu added with fear campaigns world wide ….the west east the 1% are buying up everything….this is a huge military phycological campaign….put your smart phone away turn your tv off dont read a newspaper and like bitcoin this virus only exists in the virtual world its the same as bitcoin -virtual….

  3. In 2015, Bill Gates predicted the pandemic and concluded billions of people will die. This is why I believe that the worst is yet to come. Obviously, he was revealing what the US was planning to do. The US playing wisely, but China is not. That is why Huawei is done, but Microsoft is doing well all around the world. The US can spy on others intelligently through the Microsoft. The US government kept its distance from the Microsoft by choosing Bill Gates to fool the world that Microsoft has nothing to do with the US government. Please note, the first email was used during the 2nd World War. Clearly, it was a collective innovation by the talented Americans through the funds of US government. I really don’t believe that a university dropout can be the guru of Information Technology and world pandemic. I believe that Bill Gates works closely with the US government and CIA. Basically, he is a mouth piece of the American superpower.

  4. Expect the worse, but hope for the best. I believe that deadly viruses yet to be released….

    The following video clip shows the biggest airports in the world. China’s Beijing Airport is the biggest in the world. This shows China’s growth and the West is not happy at all. Definitely, China didn’t create any virus to grow this much. Therefore, I believe the West is behind the COVID 19 for the following reasons.

    First reason is to isolate China to keep the West’s world dominant power.

    Second reason: lockdown creates job losses and income losses. This reduces the people’s buying capacity(China’s products). This particular strategy slows China’s profits and growth, so the West has enough time to think and act to undermine China.

    Third reason: China has been using the massive population to create wealth through the manufacturing sector. India also follows China’s manufacturing strategy. If India comes up as China, the West will fall automatically. Therefore, the West will do everything to reduce the population in the developing countries. However, the West will continue to trick India that the West is willing to make India as the world factory, but China is behind the COVID 19 to undermine India, in order to divide and conquer Asians.

    Conclusion: Unfortunately, minority Westerners are fooling the world’s majority. Sadly, the majority people are happy to get a job to get married, have kids and grandkids and die. This is their legacy, but they are not wise enough to think that every child they create put pressure on the developing countries’ limited resources and force them to rely on the West. This is what the West wants, it doesn’t want South Asia, Africa, or South America to utilise the people to come up as China does. Currently, China is a threat to the Western powers, because it is developing itself very quickly and enlightening the majority world to come out from the Western trap. Therefore, the West will continue to isolate China and get rid of the developing countries’ population through viruses. Otherwise, the West’s 700 hundreds years of world dominant power will come to an end.

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