Today we have found one Omicron infected person from our labs
For the first two quarters 19 deaths have occurred due to HIV
Drugs that are in short supply will be restocked in the next few weeks, medical authorities said.
"The health as well as the economy and social security of the country are in the hands of the general public."
The strain has already spread to 15 countries
A top official at Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said the current travel guidelines are unlikely to be changed.
Sri Lanka now has fully vaccinated 13.7 million so far.
Countries have generally not succeeded in blocking new variants from coming in
The ban will go into effect from 0000hours on November 28.
The variant, named B.1.1.529 was first detected on November 24.
"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.
"If you treat the symptoms different medications may be used and that can severely affect the condition of the patient."
LankaClear has been driving digital transactions in the country by introducing several products to the market.
"Do not come saying whoever wants to leave can leave or it is unfair that workers are going for a strike at this time."
According to official data, Sri Lanka has vaccinated more than 62 percent of the total population as of Tuesday.
The 2021 LPL T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from December 5 to 23.
“Even 700 cases a day is considered a critical situation,” said Dr Herath.
He said out of the samples tested in the USJ laboratory, 288 were confirmed to be AY 104 variant.
"There has to be some sacrifices from the side of the people too at a time like this,” he added.
"Most of these are due to public gatherings such as ceremonies, funerals and other events," Gunawardena said.
"Adults must act responsibly as the virus is more likely to transfer from them to children."
The health ministry is awaiting official approval from the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA).
Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.
Three new techno-parks are proposed to commence in Habarana, Nuwaraeliya (Mahagasthota), Kandy (Digana), he said.
"Vaccination doesn't protect everyone," Samannayaka said.
"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.