Author Archive for Health

COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka at 3,287

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more cases of novel coronavirus have been identified increasing the tally of confirmed cases reported in the country to 3,287. Three recent arrivals from Saudi Arabia have tested positive for COVID-19 while in quarantine. Accordingly, 185 patients infected with the virus are being treated at selected hospitals across the island. Meanwhile, while […]

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Two COVID-19 cases found, total moves to 3,283

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,283 as two more arrivals from foreign countries tested positive for the virus today (19). The new cases include 01 recent returnee from the United States and 01 sea marshal who arrived in the country from Red Sea area, the Department […]

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Trump on ABC News town hall: We will protect coverage for preexisting conditions

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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Three (03) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,274.

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News One arrival from Qatar, one from UAE & one from Madagascar tested positive for Covid-19 raising the total in Sri Lanka to 3,274.

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Six more arrivals test positive for COVID-19

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country reached 3,271 as six more arrivals tested positive for the virus today (15). In the meantime, the number of recoveries from the disease in Sri Lanka moved up to 3,016 as 11 persons infected with the virus were discharged from hospitals upon […]

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Covid-19: nine new cases brings total to 3,262

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Nine more novel coronavirus cases have been identified increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country thus far to 3,262. According to the Govt. Information Department, five passengers who arrived from United Arab Emirates (UAE) and another four arrivals from Bangladesh tested positive for Covid-19. Accordingly, 28 new cases have […]

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Sri Lanka’s 13th COVID-19 death reported

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The person who passed away at the Chilaw Hospital earlier this evening (14) has been identified to have been infected with COVID-19, confirmed the Department of Government Information. The deceased is a 60-year-old seaman who had been undergoing quarantine after returning from abroad, according to Dr. Sudath Samaraweera of the Epidemiology Unit of […]

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Twelve new cases of COVID-19 reported

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Twelve more new cases of coronavirus infection have jumped the total number of COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka to 3,231. Six among the latest cases are recent arrivals from Kuwait while remaining 06 are from the United Arab Emirates.  Accordingly, 36 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported within the day so […]

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Three (03) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,234

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Three (03) more persons have been confirmed for Covid -19 in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Country total has increased to 3,234.

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SL’s response to COVID-19 swift, decisive & coordinated: WHO

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily News Sri Lanka’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift, decisive and coordinated using whole-of-society approach under the strong leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with technical guidance from the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), a monthly selection of case studies released by the WHO said. The monthly selection […]

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Twenty- three (23) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,195

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Courtesy  Hiru News Twenty- three (23) more persons have been confirmed for Covid -19. They are returnees from Qatar, Kuwait, India and UAE.< The Sri Lanka country total has increased to 3,195.

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WHO congratulates Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia General Tedros on Twitter posted his message saying, I congratulate Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella & mother to child transmission of HIV & congenital syphilis”… Colombo, September 11 (newsin.asia) – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Sri Lanka for eliminating rubella and mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital […]

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Seven (07) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,169

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Seven (07) more persons have been confirmed for Covid -19 infection. The Sri Lanka Country total has increased to 3,169

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Three (03) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,155

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 03 arrivals from Kuwait, Singapore &amp; the UAE, tested positive for COVID- 19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,155.

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Five (05) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,147

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 05 more arrivals from Saudi Arabia tested positive for Covid-19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,147.

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It’s a lift-off: Russia’s ‘Sputnik V’ Covid-19 vaccine LAUNCHED into public circulation

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Courtesy RT The first batch of Russia’s pioneering coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V has been greenlighted for public use and has already entered civilian circulation, the Russian Ministry of Health has announced. The vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, has undergone necessary quality tests” and has entered civilian circulation,” the ministry said in a short […]

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Sputnik V questions ANSWERED: Head of team financing world’s first Covid-19 vaccine explains formula to critics

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Courtesy RT Kirill Dmitriev is the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund – one of the world’s leading sovereign funds with a reserve capital of $10 billion under its management.Since the launch of the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by scientists from Moscow’s Gamaleya Center, Russia has seen immense interest and expressions of hope from many […]

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Over 6,000 persons occupy quarantine centers – NOCPCO

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Over 6,000 persons are currently occupying the tri-service-managed quarantine centers, the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) said. Accordingly, 6,610 individuals are undergoing the mandatory quarantine process at 63 quarantine centers (QC). As of this morning (07), 38,359 individuals in total have been sent back home after the quarantine process. […]

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COVID-19: WHO tempers quick vaccine hopes

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization says that it did not expect widespread immunisation against the novel coronavirus until mid-2021, tempering hopes just as research revealed encouraging early results from a Russian vaccine. The virus which has killed nearly 870,000 people worldwide continues to spread, with Italy’s flamboyant former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi now in […]

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Russian coronavirus vaccine results have been published – here’s what they reveal

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Anne Moore, University College Cork Courtesy Australiam Times President Vladimir Putin recently announced that a team of Russian scientists had developed a COVID-19 vaccine and that it had been approved for use by the regulators. President Vladimir Putin recently announced that a team of Russian scientists had developed a COVID-19 vaccine and that it had been approved for […]

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Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine showed antibody response in initial trials

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Russia’s Sputnik-V” Covid-19 vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in early-stage trials, according to results published on Thursday (03) by The Lancet medical journal that were hailed by Moscow as an answer to its critics. The results of the two trials, conducted between June and July and involving 76 participants, showed […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 cases count hits 3,121

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three more persons tested positive for COVID-19 today (05), taking total number of positive cases confirmed in the country to 3,121. The Department of Government Information confirmed that the latest cases include 02 arrivals from India and 01 inmate at the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre. According to statistics, only 191 active cases are currently […]

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Three arrivals test positive for COVID-19

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of positive cases confirmed in the country reached 3,118 as three new COVID-19 patients were detected today (05). The Department of Government Information confirmed that the latest cases are arrivals from India, Bahrain and Qatar. As per statistic, only 188 active cases are currently receiving medical care at hospitals. In […]

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Ready to operate floating hospital to facilitate repatriation: Senadhipathi

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Currently in discussion with authorities Avant Garde Chairman Nissanka Senadhipathi said he was prepared to operate a floating hospital and surgery to facilitate the repatriation of Sri Lankan migrant workers. Senadhipathi said that he is currently in discussion with Sri Lankan authorities to initiate the proposed programme. “About a month earlier, […]

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Three (03) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,115

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Two arrivals from India and a seaman from the Philippines were among the four persons tested positive for COVID- 19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,115.

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Five (05) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,111

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Five arrivals from Qatar have tested postive for Covid -19 increasing the total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,111.

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White House says it won’t help global vaccine effort to spite China, World Health Organization

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

By Tom McKay Courtesy NewsIn.Asia As per the Washington Post, the U.S. isn’t participating in the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access (Covax) Facility, a joint coronavirus vaccine effort run by the WHO, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and vaccine alliance Gavi that has received statements of interest from 170 countries. Washington. September 2 (gizmodo.com): The U.S. won’t […]

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Four arrivals test positive for COVID-19; Cases hit 3,101

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four new cases of COVID-19 have been detected today (02) as the total number of positive cases in the country to 3,101. Accordingly, 02 recent arrivals from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and 01 each from India and Qatar have tested positive for the virus, the Department of Government Information confirmed. The Epidemiology […]

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Eleven (11) more persons confirmed for Covid -19: SL Country total increases to 3,092

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 06 arrivals from Qatar & 05 arrivals from Kuwait tested positive for COVID- 19, increasing total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,092 Two Indian nationals who arrived in the country tested positive for COVID-19, increasing the total infected in Sri Lanka to 3,075. One arrival from India &amp; 01 from the UAE […]

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31 returnees from Qatar add to COVID-19 case count

Monday, August 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Thirty-one more foreign arrivals have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection jumping the total count of coronavirus cases recorded in the country to 3,049. All 31 cases are recent returnees from Qatar, Department of Government Information confirmed. Accordingly, a total of 36 new cases have been reported within the day. Among them, 32 […]

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