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Sri Lanka's Omicron patient count surpasses 100

11 Jan 2022, 21:55 GMT+10

COLOMBO, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka's health officials on Tuesday said that the number of COVID-19 Omicron variant patients had surpassed the 100-mark in the country, cautioning people to strictly follow health guidelines.

Health officials said the Omicron variant began to spread in the community, and the speed might outpace other variants including the Delta variant.

COVID-19 Coordinator Anwar Hamdani was quoted by local Daily Mirror as saying that the daily caseload of COVID-19 patients had gradually decreased within the last two weeks and so had the number of deaths caused by the virus.

"However, an Omicron-fueled wave might emerge if people fail to receive booster doses on time and comply with health practices," he said.

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