UK strain of coronavirus detected in person visiting Sri Lanka

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The new variant of the COVID-19 virus found in the United Kingdom (UK) has been detected in a person who has visited Sri Lanka, says Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera.

This has been identified during tests carried out focusing on people arriving in Sri Lanka from foreign countries.

Reportedly, the infected person had arrived in the country from England, Dr. Samaraweera added.