Author Archive for Health

As coronavirus becomes pandemic, scientists ask if lines on the map hold the key to contagion’s spread

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy South China Morning Post Studies suggest that ‘hotspots’ for virus that causes Covid-19 are found between the 30 to 50 degree lines of latitude north Temperature and humidity data might allow scientists to forecast the ‘next’ Wuhan The coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 125,000 people around the world is concentrated in a corridor” across […]

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Japan, China donates drug for COVID-19

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka is to use anti-influenza drug ‘AVIGAN’ on COVID-19 patients on an experimental basis from next week, a senior Public official said today. Chairman of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) Dr. Prasanna Gunasena told Daily Mirror that a stock of 5,000 ‘AVIGAN’ tablets would be handed over to the SPC […]

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Three villages sealed off to prevent COVID-19 spread

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two villages in Kadayankulam, Puttalam and one village in Akrurana, Kandy have been sealed off after health authorities found two more COVID-19 patients, official sources said.The decision has been taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. They also said that the residents in Kadayankulam have moved to a nearby centre […]

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Unemployed graduate trainees to be assigned to MOH offices for coronavirus prevention duties

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Considering the prevailing situation, training period of trainee graduates who have reported to the Divisional Secretariats has been delayed until May, the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government has announced. However, taking into account the request of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine, a decision has been […]

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Two new COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka; Tally rises to 117

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana As of 8.00 pm today (29), two more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the total cases tally to 117, says the Ministry of Health. In the meantime, a total number of 11 patients have recovered from the deadly virus so far. Currently, Sri Lanka has 105 positive cases […]

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Sri Lanka to import Japanese drug against COVID-19

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Chairman of State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC), Dr. Prasanna Gunasena says that an order has been issued through the Presidential Secretariat to import the drug found in Japan against COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Joining Ada Derana Big Focus, he said that plans are underway to streamline the drug distribution system in the country. He […]

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WHO considers ‘airborne precautions’ for medical staff after study shows coronavirus can survive in air

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Courtesy CNBC News WHO is considering airborne precautions” for medical staff after a new study showed the coronavirus can survive in the air in some settings. The coronavirus can go airborne, staying suspended in the air depending on factors such as heat and humidity, WHO officials said. The World Health Organization is considering airborne precautions” […]

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How is Sri Lanka managing the coronavirus pandemic -Setting a global example

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Health Review Global Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet. We did a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka. The point to ponder is how a properly […]

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Corona : මුල් දින 15 ලංකාවේ 100යි.. ඇමරිකාවේ 75යි, ස්පාඤ්ඤයේ 84යි, ජර්මනියේ 13යි.. ලංකාවට දැඩි අවදානම් වාර්තාව මෙන්න..

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුල කොරෝනා ව්‍යාප්තියේ මුල් දින 15ක කාලය ජර්මනිය, ස්පාඤ්ඤය, ඇමරිකා යක රටවල මුල් දින 15 සමග සසදද්දී අවදානම් තත්ත්වයක ඇති බව රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය සඳහන් කරයි. එහි ලේකම් වෛද්‍ය හරිත අලුත්ගේ මහතා දත්ත සටහනක් ඉදිරිපත් කරමින් මේ බව කියා සිටියේය. එම සටහන අනුව කොරෝනා ආසාදිතයන් මුල් දින […]

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ආගමික කටයුතු නෑ.. එම්බාම් නෑ.. ඥාතීන්ට මුහුණ පමණක් පෙන්වයි.. පැය 24න් සීල් තබා වලදමයි..- කොරෝනාවලින් මිය යන අයට WHO නිර්දේශ මෙහෙමයි…

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් වසංගත රෝගයකදී මිය යන පුද්ගලයන්ගේ දේහයන් පිළිබඳ අවසන් කටයුතු කරන ආකාරය ලෝක සෞඛ්‍ය සංවිධානය විසින් සියළු රටවල් වෙත නිර්දේශ කර ඇත. ඒ අනුව මෙරටද අධිකරණ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ට ඒ පිලිබදව උපදෙස් නිකුත් කර තිබේ. වසංගත ඔහුගේ යන පුද්ගලයන් ගේ දේහය විසිහතරක් ඇතුළත අවසන් කටයුතු කළ යුත්තේ මරණ පරීක්‍ෂණ හෝ ආගමික කටයුතුවලින් […]

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Indigenous robots to look after COVID-19 cases in Lankan hospitals

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Local company Atlas, a subsidiary of Hemas, has manufactured and supplied the robots to Homagama hospital. Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia): At the Homagama Base Hospital near Colombo, indigenously manufactured robots called Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) will be used to assist the treatment of persons suspected to have been infected by the COVID-19 virus. […]

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Coronavirus | Sri Lanka terms Chennai COVID-19 ‘high-risk zone’

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Alert as 4 test positive after city visit. Sri Lanka on Saturday reported its first COVID-19 death, of a 65-year-old patient, who had diabetes and renal health complications, Health Ministry officials said. The island nation has 113 confirmed coronavirus patients so far. Sri Lanka’s health officials have also detected four COVID-19 positive […]

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Sri Lanka confirms first COVID-19 death.

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana First COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka has been reported from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) earlier this evening (28). Reportedly, the deceased 60-year-old male is a resident of the Marawila area. The patient had suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure, according to Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. Further, he had […]

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Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka climb to 113

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more patients have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, hiking the total number of cases in Sri Lanka up to 113. Earlier today (28), four patients were reported as having contracted the COVID-19 virus. It was also reported that two patients who contracted the virus had made a complete recovery today, bringing […]

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The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

by Ed Pilkington and Tom McCarthy in New York Courtesy Guardian (UK) The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus – but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently. It was on […]

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FDA will allow doctors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood from survivors

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

By Mike Hixenbaugh Courtesy NBC News Experts say the treatment might be the best hope for some patients until more sophisticated drugs are developed. The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus under new […]

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Extraordinary message in extraordinary times

Friday, March 27th, 2020

by A. Abdul Aziz Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community addresses the worldwide Jama’at from his office, Tilfrod, Surrey, United Kingdom. Today  (27 March 2020), during the Covid-19 pandemic, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (Khalifatul Masih V, may Allah be his Helper), delivered a LIVE message for the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. Ahmadiyya […]

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Coronavirus: Emergency flights for tens of thousands of travellers stranded in South Asia

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Straits Times KATHMANDU (AFP) – Foreign governments on Friday (March 27) stepped up operations to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded by the coronavirus pandemic in remote locations across South Asia, from Everest base camp to beach hotels in Sri Lanka. A plane chartered by Berlin took 304 people out of Kathmandu […]

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South Asia shows vulnerability to the coronavirus pandemic

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Economist Cases of the novel coronavirus have now been recorded in all South Asian countries. Dense living conditions, low hygiene awareness and overburdened healthcare systems make the region vulnerable to the worst effects of an outbreak. Preventive measures to stem the spread of the outbreak are set to exact a heavy economic toll. The Economist Intelligence […]

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Why Lankans arriving from Italy are a problem for coronavirus control

Friday, March 27th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Large-scale illegal migration to Italy makes tracking difficult, say researchers. Colombo, March 25: Italy has been identified as the predominant source of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka. No wonder then that the Lankan government has imposed an indefinite curfew in the districts of Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara where most returnees […]

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Infected man had associated with more than 50 people: Minister

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Health Minister Pavithradevi Wanniarachchi today expressed her utmost disappointment and anger when the Police and Health authorities detected a 67-year-old COVID 19 infected individual who had dodged quarantine for more than a week and suspected of having infected over 50 other Sri Lankans in the last few days. The patient from […]

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Govt. urges public to strictly adhere to curfew orders

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government insists that the public must strictly adhere to the curfew now in force island-wide. Curfew has been imposed with the sole purpose of to preventing the spread of COVID – 19 which has now become a major health issues, the President’s Media Division said. The Task Force entrusted with the management […]

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Health Ministry publishes list of pharmacies for home-delivering medicines

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the government has introduced a mechanism to home-deliver medicines through pharmacies in relevant areas. For this purpose, the Ministry of Health has identified pharmacies island-wide and the list of these pharmacies can be accessed from the official website of the ministry: www.health.gov.lk The details include […]

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Medicines for clinic patients at govt hospitals to be home-delivered during curfew

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana he Ministry of Health and the Postal Department of Sri Lanka have jointly arranged a programme to distribute medicine for those who are getting treatment from government hospitals and have not enough medicine for their daily use. The correct name, address, clinic number and telephone number are essential to distribute medicine to the […]

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Sri Lankans abroad – Request to come home will only be considered after eradicating the virus threat

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The government has requested the expatriate Sri Lankans who wish to return home to stay in the country that they are residing  now until the coronavirus threat is eradicated in Sri Lanka. The President’s Media Division issuing a statement stated that the government has taken several steps to prevent coronavirus spreading in […]

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NY Times Column Blames Evangelicals for ‘Coronavirus Hell’

Friday, March 27th, 2020

By Theodore Bunker Courtesy Newsmax President Donald Trump’s “ultraconservative religious allies” are responsible for his response to the coronavirus pandemic, author Katherine Stewart wrote in an opinion article for The New York Times on Friday. Stewart, a journalist and the author of “The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism,” noted “Trump rose to power with […]

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කොරෝනා වැනි ජාත්‍යන්තර ව්‍යසන/වසංගතවලින් ඉදිරියේදී ආරක්ෂා වීමට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව අනුගමනය කළ යුතු ක්‍රියා මාර්ග 07ක් මැයෙන් නීතිඥවරයෙකුගෙන් ජනාධිපතිවරයාට විවෘත ලිපියක්….

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

නීතිඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන 1. සංචාරකයන්ගේ පැමිණීම සීමා කිරීම, සංචාරක ප්‍රවර්ධන කටයුතු නතර කිරීම සහ සෑම සංචාරකයෙක්ම ලංකාවට පැමිණීමේදී තමා පිටත්වෙන රටෙන් “නිරෝධායන වූ බවට සහතිකය” ලබාගෙන තිබිය යුතු බවට නියම කිරීම සහ පූරණ සෞඛ්‍ය  පරීක්ෂණයට ලක් කිරීම. 2. රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික කටයුතු සදහා පැමිණෙන සියලු දෙනා දින 14ක් නිරෝධායනය සදහා යොමු කිරීමෙන් පසු අදාල රාජ්‍ය තාන්ත්‍රික […]

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GMOA urges people not to lower guard because of lull in detections

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island The public should not let their guard down because of a decrease in the detection of COVID-19 patients, Dr. Haritha Aluthge of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA), warned yesterday. Dr. Aluthge told The Island that though the official count of COVID-19 patients was 101, the actual number of infected people might be about 500.  The GMOA feared that many people were not able […]

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SL may have 550 Covid-19 infected persons: GMOA

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) today said that based on the experience from Hubei, China, It can be technically assumed that at present, 550 infected individuals are circulating within the population.” Issuing a situational report, they said 101 cases were confirmed by today (25) while 32 of them were among […]

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Coronavirus: US now has most cases in the world, report says

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Courtesy worldometers.info As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases reaches more than 82,000, including nearly 1,200 deaths, the US now has more cases than any other country. The latest global health data collected by Johns Hopkins University shows the US eclipsing hard-hit countries Italy and China as the nation struggles with a consistent response after delayed efforts to take the mounting Covid-19 crisis […]

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