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People urged to restrict movement as Omicron-fueled wave imminent in Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Jan 21 (DailyMirror) – As Omicron is becoming the dominant variant in Sri Lanka surpassing Delta, the health authorities raised the importance of curtailing public movement to avert a massive outbreak in the country.

COVID-19 Coordinator Dr. Anwar Hamdani said people should be prudent at this crucial juncture and make sure they restrict their movement.

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“The sudden increase in number of COVID cases implies that Omicron is rapidly spreading in the country and the current situation could be a sign of a major outbreak in near future. Hence, it is imperative that people brace themselves,” he emphasized.

“The couple of things that people should do is to wear a mask properly and get the booster dose as soon as possible,” Dr Hamdani added.

He said only 31% had received the booster dose which need to improve further and added people show slight hesitancy in getting the booster does due to various myths and misconceptions.

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“However, omicron-dominated wave would be inevitable if people failed to comply with health guidelines and take the booster,” Dr Hamdani warned.

The omicron variant was discovered in South Africa just over a month ago, and experts caution that there is still plenty of time for the situation to change. 

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