82 New Omicron Cases reported from Sri Lanka says Dr. Chandima Jeewandara. Earlier about 275 Omicron cases reported in Sri Lanka.

Laboratory Tests prove that 95% of the Covid-19 positive cases reported in Sri Lanka are infected with the Omicron variant says Dr. Ranjith Batuwanthudawa, Director Health Promotion Bureau. According to the health officials, omicron variant is now becoming the dominant variant that causes most COVID cases in Sri Lanka.

Three large new studies from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight the importance of getting a booster shot to provide the best protection against the Omicron coronavirus variant. This is the first real-life data to examine the effect of boosters against Omicron, which now accounts for more than 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States. The studies, released Friday, raise the question of whether people with just two vaccine doses should still be considered fully vaccinated. “I think we have to redefine fully vaccinated as three doses,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a longtime CDC vaccine adviser who was not involved with the studies. (CNN )