Author Archive for Health

Youth population highly reluctant to get jabs in Colombo

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Sept 17 (DailyMirror) – People who haven’t received their vaccines as yet, are not only putting themselves in danger but the others as well. The younger population aged from 20 to 29 years show great reluctance in receiving the COVID jab in the Colombo City, CMC Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. […]

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Thailand Covid: Idle taxis used to grow food for out-of-work drivers

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy BBC In a car park in the Thai capital Bangkok, green shoots sprout from the roofs of colourful taxis. Thailand’s tough Covid-19 restrictions have left the city’s hectic streets quiet, putting taxi drivers out of work. As fares dried up, many drivers left the city for their home villages, leaving so-called taxi graveyards behind. […]

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UK removes Sri Lanka from travel ‘red list’

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has been removed from the United Kingdom’s Red List” – which requires hotel quarantine for all arrivals – effective from next Wednesday, according to the Sri Lankan High Commission in London. Sri Lanka has been removed from the UK’s Red List which will take effect from 4.00 a.m. of 22 September […]

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Sri Lanka reports another 121 coronavirus deaths

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 121 coronavirus related deaths for September 16, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 11,938. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the victims reported today includes 62 males and 59 females. One of the deceased is below […]

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Sri Lanka exceeds 500,000 total COVID-19 cases with 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 2,078 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the total above 500,000 cases since the start of the pandemic. According to the Govt. Information Department, another 800 persons have tested positive for the virus, increasing the daily total to 2,078. This includes 792 new cases associated with the ‘New Year […]

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Quarantine curfew extended until Oct. 01

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The quarantine curfew currently in effect across the island has been extended until 4.00 a.m. on October 01 (Friday), the President’s Spokesman said.  In a twitter message, he said that the decision was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee on COVID-19 Control chaired by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (17). This […]

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Sri Lankans returning from abroad to be sent home with expedited PCR tests

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lankans returning to the country from abroad will be sent home without delay following expedited PCR tests, the government has decided. The decision has been taken at a meeting held at the Ministry of Health today (September 16). With the new laboratory facilities at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), it is possible […]

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Sri Lanka records 118 new COVID-related deaths

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 118 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (Sep. 15). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,817. According to the […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,271

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 889 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,271. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 498,694. As many as 428,590 recoveries and 11,817 deaths […]

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Covid: People are vaccinated – so why are there so many cases?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

By Philippa Roxby Health reporter Courtesy BBC More than four out of five UK adults have now had two jabs, but reported daily Covid cases remain high. Meanwhile, it’s been confirmed that millions of people will get booster vaccines – while children aged 12-15 will be offered single doses. Why are infections still high when […]

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Bohra Community continues its ‘Project Rise’ to distribute food in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Courtesy DailyMirror Colombo, Sept 15 (DailyMirror) – Members of the Dawoodi Bohra Community in Sri Lanka distributed cooked food to health workers and army personnel who were involved in the vaccination drive in the Western Province today. The initiative is part of a worldwide project launched by the International Dawoodi Bohra Spiritual Leader, His Holiness […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 132 coronavirus deaths

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 132 Covid-19 related deaths for September 14, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 11,699. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today includes 66 males and 66 females. Three of the victims […]

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Daily COVID-19 cases tally climbs to 2,314

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 572 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 15), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,314. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases were associated with the New Year Cluster. This brings the tally of […]

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Sri Lanka confirms another 136 coronavirus deaths

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 136 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,567. According to […]

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Coronavirus: 2,475 positive cases recorded within the day

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 847 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 14), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,475. According to the Government Information Department, 2,473 of them have been associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining two […]

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Sri Lanka records 135 new COVID-related deaths

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka soared yet again as 135 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Sunday (September 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,431. According to […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,560

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 805 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,560. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 488,482. As many as 414,295 recoveries and 11,431 deaths […]

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Less enthusiasm among Colombo youth for vaccines: CMC

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror There has been less enthusiasm among the youth in Colombo City to get COVID-19 vaccines during the past few weeks, Chief Medical Officer Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said yesterday. We began giving the vaccines to those between 20 and 30 years old from Monday, September 6. However, the […]

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144 more people fall victim to COVID-19

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number people died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up with 144 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Saturday (Sep. 11). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,296. According to the data released by […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,642

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 620 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka today (Sep. 12), moving the daily total of new cases to 2,642. According to the Government Information Department, 2,641 of them have been associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining one […]

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Presidential spokesman issues statement clarifying misconceptions on rice supply

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President’s Media Spokesman Kingsly Rathnayaka’s has issued a statement today (Sep. 11), dispelling the misconceptions about rice mill owners, rice traders and the rice shortage. He says that large-scale rice mill owners have reduced their daily rice production and distribution by more than 50%, in the last few days. It is a well […]

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COVID death toll crosses 11,000 with 157 new fatalities

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 157 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Friday (Sep. 10). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 11,152. According to the data […]

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Daily COVID cases count climbs to 2,796

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 914 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,796. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 483,280. As many as 411,233 recoveries and 11,152 deaths […]

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Delta variant responsible for 95.8% of Covid-19 infections in SL – USJ

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror After investigating the prevalence of different SARS-CoV-2 variants in different provinces in Sri Lanka, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) researchers found out the Delta variant was responsible for 95.8% of Covid-19 infections in Sri Lanka. It is important to find out the prevalence of different SARS-CoV-2 variants in different provinces in […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 131 new COVID-related deaths

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number people who fell victim to COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka moved up as 131 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (Sep. 09). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in Sri Lanka to 10,995. According to the data […]

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Coronavirus: 2,842 new positive cases recorded within the day

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that 814 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,842. According to the Government Information Department, 2,832 of them have bee associated with the New Year Cluster and the remaining 10 were identified as […]

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Island-wide quarantine curfew in Sri Lanka further extended

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The ongoing island-wide quarantine curfew orders will stay in effect for another week, the Cabinet Spokesman, Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella announced today. Accordingly, the restrictions will be effective until 4.00 a.m. on September 21 (Tuesday). The decision to further extend the quarantine curfew was taken during the meeting of the Special Committee […]

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Millions of older Britons may only receive a third jab later this autumn to ensure they have maximum protection over the winter.

Friday, September 10th, 2021

Connor Sephton, news reporter  Courtesy Sky News Booster jabs ‘set for go-ahead next week’ – but vaccine creator says not everyone may need them Booster vaccines are reportedly set to be given the go-ahead next week, despite a professor who helped develop the AstraZeneca jab warning that a mass campaign may not be necessary. © […]

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Sri Lanka toes China line on COVID origin investigation

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 9 (Counterpoint): Supporting China on the COVID-19 origin tracing controversy, the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday,  that the next phase of the study should be based on scientific and evidence-based methods and should not be politicized.” The study should reflect the key findings of the previous WHO-led […]

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Group of people arrested at vaccination center in Galle (Video)

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Police have arrested several persons who had come to the vaccination centre of Sangamitta Vidyalaya in Galle and tried to leave by marking on the card that they had been vaccinated without actually administering the vaccine. Hiru Correspondent stated that a group of residents from Athiligoda and Kongaha areas in Galle have […]

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