High Commissioner of South Africa in Sri Lanka – Mr. Sandile Edwin Schalkhas has said that the newly discovered Covid-19 variant – Omicron had not originated in South Africa.
He had clarified that although it was South African doctors who had first discovered the variant, it had not originated in the country.
The High Commissioner of South Africa was speaking after Member of Parliament Diana Gamage was elected as the President of Sri Lanka – South Africa Parliamentary Friendship Association for the ninth Parliament yesterday (29).
Congratulating the President and office bearers on their membership of the Association, Mr. Schalk expressed confidence that the establishment of the Association would strengthen Parliamentary exchanges and interactions between the two countries.
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