Author Archive for Health

Inquiry into the local medicine developed against COVID-19 (Video)

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has instructed State Minister Channa Jayasumana to conduct a formal investigation into the drug developed by a local Ayurvedic doctor in Kegalle to control the COVID-19 virus. The directives were issued at the meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force which held today (01). Ayurvedic doctor Dhammika Bandara, a resident […]

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කොවිඩ් හෙළ ඔසුව ගැන පරීක්ෂණ සඳහා රාජ්‍ය අනුග්‍රහය

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

උපුටාගැණීම අද දෙරණ කොවිඩ් -19 වෛරසයට එරෙහිව දේශීය ව නිෂ්පාදනය කළ ඖෂධය පිළිබඳ වැඩිදුර පරික්ෂණය රාජ්‍ය අනුග්‍රහයෙන් සිදුකිරීමට ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අනුමැතිය ලබා දී තිබේ. කොවිඩ් මර්දනය පිළිබඳ ජනාධිපති කාර්යය සාධක බළකාය අද (01) රැස්වූ අවස්ථාවේ දී දේශීය ඖෂධය පිළිබඳ සායනික පර්යේෂණ කටයුතු සිදු කිරීම ඖෂධ නිෂ්පාදන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍ය මහාචාර්ය චන්න ජයසුමන මහතා යටතට […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 04 more fatalities from Covid-19

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll escalated to 122 today (December 01), the Director-General of Health Services announced a short while ago. The new development came after the confirmation of 04 virus-related fatalities from Kolonnawa, Rajagiriya, Colombo 10 and Colombo 12 areas. The details of the victims are as follows: A 74-year-old male who […]

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Covid-19: 277 more test positive for the virus

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 figures saw another surge today (01), as 277 more persons were tested positive for the virus. The Government Information Department stated that 273 of the newly-identified patients are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda fish market.  Following the new development in Covid-19 figures, Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda dual cluster’s infections […]

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SC rejects petitions against gazette on cremation of COVID-19 victims

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Supreme Court has rejected the petitions filed challenging the gazette notification on the cremation of bodies of COVID-19 victims. Eleven petitions were filed seeking a court order invalidating the gazette notification declaring cremation of COVID-19 victims compulsory. The petitions were heard before a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, and Justices […]

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PHIs warn COVID-19 spread in Colombo beyond control

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia PHI Union Secretary M. Balasuriya said that alarming numbers were continuing to be detected from areas under isolation Colombo, November 30 (Daily Mirror) – The Public Health Inspectors (PHI) Union yesterday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic had reached an ‘uncontrollable’ level within the Colombo Municipal Council city limits as a high number of […]

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More COVID-19 cases bring total to 20,448

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Department of Government Information says that another 318 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. All new cases are close contacts of previously identified positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.  A total of 496 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified so far today (30). This brings the total number […]

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Two more COVID deaths reported – Death toll increases to 118

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 02 more COVID- 19, deaths reported increasing COVID- 19, death toll in Sri Lanka to 118.A 72 year old male from Galaha has died in hospital.An 81 year old female has died at home. 

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Decrease in the reporting of coronavirus infected persons from society – Epidemiology Unit

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Epidemiology Unit says that there is a decrease in the reporting of coronavirus infections in the society. Its Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera stated this while participating in a media briefing held in Colombo today. Meanwhile, with the identification of 178 more infected people today, the total number of coronavirus infections […]

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MAS factory workers in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, discuss concerns over pandemic

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Subash Somachandran Courtesy World Socialist Web Site Workers of the MAS Holdings-owned Vaanavil and Vidiyal garment factories in Kilinochchi in northern Sri Lanka are working without social distancing or adequate health facilities to protect themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 3,000 young workers, mainly female, employed in these factories are concerned about the raging pandemic […]

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ලොව හොල්ලන කොරෝනා මඩින බෙහෙත සිංහල වෙද මහතෙක් සොයාගනී.. වතුපිටිවල රෝහලේ මුල් වට දෙකේම සාර්ථකත්වය 100%යි.. රාජ්‍ය අනුග‍්‍රහය මැද අවසන් පරීක්‍ෂණය ඇරඹේ..

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

adaderana කොවිඩ් වෛරසය සම්පූර්ණයෙන් මැඩපැවැත්විය හැකි දේශීය ඖෂධයක් අත්හදා බැලීමට වතුපිටිවල කොවිඩ් ප්‍රතිකාර මධ්‍යස්ථානයේ වෛද්‍ය කණ්ඩායමක් සමත් වී තිබේ. මෙම ඖෂධය පිළිබඳ බටහිර වෛද්‍ය විද්‍යානූකූලව සිදුකළ මූලික පර්යේෂණ දෙකක දී 100% ප්‍රතිශතයකින් කොවිඩ් රෝගීන් සුවය ලබා ඇති බව පර්යේෂණය සිදුකළ වෛද්‍ය කණ්ඩායම පෙන්වාදෙයි. කොවිඩ් මර්දනය උදෙසා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය ක්‍රමය තුළ වූ ඖෂධයන් හා ප්‍රතිකාර ක්‍රම […]

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Another seven COVID deaths reported – total death toll rises to 116

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Another seven COVID deaths reported. The Government Information Department stated that the number of COVID reported in Sri Lanka has increased to 116. 1. A 50-year-old woman from Colombo 02. Died at the Mulleriyawa Base Hospital. 2. A 48-year-old man from Gothatuwa. Died at his home. 3. A 73-year-old man from Moratuwa. […]

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කොලඹ කොරෝනා පාලනය අපෙන් ගිලිහුනා.. රෝගීන් විශාල ලෙස වාර්තා වෙනවා..- PHI සංගමය දැනුම් දේ…

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් කොළඹ මහා නගර සභා සීමාව තුල කොරොනා වයිරස් ව්‍යාපෘතිය තම පාලනය යටතේ තවදුරටත් නොපවතින බව මහජන සෞඛ්‍ය පරීක්ෂකවරුන්ගේ සංගමය සඳහන් කරයි. එහි සභාපති උපුල් රෝහණ මහතා සඳහන් කරන්නේ මේ වන විට කොළඹ නගර සභාවෙන් සීමාවෙන් විශාල වශයෙන් වාර්තා වන බවයි. එසේ වුවද රෝග ව්‍යාප්තිය පාලනය කිරීමට විශාල වශයෙන් උත්සාහ දරමින් […]

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Two Colombo residents die of Covid-19

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Two Colombo residents succumbed to the Covid-19 virus today (28), according to the Government Information Department. They are a woman, aged 96 years, from Colombo 08 and a 76-year-old man from Colombo 02. The death toll has accordingly gone up to 109.

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487 Covid-19 positive persons reported today

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Commander of the Army Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva said all are contacts of previous patients.With a total of 487 new cases reported today, the country caseload increased to 22,988.

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Some Atalugama residents evade PCR tests (video) –

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Certain residents of the isolated Atalugama area in Bandaragama are evading PCR tests, says police media spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana. He says the law will be enforced against such persons as per provisions in the quarantine act. The Navy is conducting operations to prevent people of Atalugama from crossing the Bolgoda Lake […]

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Warnings of subclusters emerging in Sri Lanka if movement not limited – Health Ministry

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Health authorities yesterday warned of new COVID-19 subclusters emerging across the country if public movement is not minimised Colombo, November 27 (Daily Mirror) – Health authorities yesterday warned of new COVID-19 subclusters emerging across the country if public movement is not minimised from high-risk areas to low-risk areas, unless most essential. Deputy Director-General […]

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4.2 million Sri Lankans to get COVID-19 Vaccine in the first round

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The Government will facilitate the first round of COVID-19 Vaccines, once released to the market Colombo, November 27 (NewsWire) – The Government will facilitate the first round of COVID-19 Vaccines, once released to the market, to be received by 4.2 million Sri Lankans, Health Minister Pavithra Waniarachchi informed Parliament yesterday. The Minister stated […]

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08 more COVID- 19, deaths reported – Country total to 107

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News 08 more COVID- 19, deaths reported increasing COVID- 19, death toll in Sri Lanka to 107. 01. An 87 year old female a resident of Colombo -13, died at home. 02. A 54 year old female a resident of Colombo -09, died in hospital. 03. A 78 year old female a resident […]

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Sri Lanka adds 221 fresh Covid-19 cases

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Total count of Covid-19 cases registered by the Minuwangoda-Peliyagoda cluster reached 18,963, as more persons were tested positive for the virus.  The Department of Government Information said 221 more fresh cases have been detected within the day. All the new cases are close contacts of the Peliyagoda fish market cluster, reports confirmed. With […]

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553 new cases of coronavirus reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health confirms that 211 new cases of novel coronavirus have been detected today. All new cases are close contacts of COvid-19 positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. A total of 553 new cases have been reported so far today. Meanwhile the tally of coronavirus cases from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 death toll climbs to 99

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed three more deaths of Covid-19 infected persons, increasing the total number of coronavirus deaths in the country to 99. One of the deceased is an 87-year-old male from Colombo 08, who passed away at the Colombo National Hospital today (26). The cause of death is cited […]

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Be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms, don’t wait until condition worsens – Chief Epidemiologist

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A significant number of COVID-19 deaths reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda COVID-19 clusters have occurred at home, says Chief Epidemiologist Specialist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera. He points out that the elderly and individuals with chronic diseases in high-risk areas should be more alert about new illnesses. Elderly people in high-risk areas and people […]

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502 new cases of coronavirus cases detected today

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Department of Government Information says that another 208 individuals have tested positive for novel coronavirus in the country. All new cases are close contacts of previously identified positive patients from the Peliyagoda cluster.  A total of 502 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified so far today (25). This brings the total number […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll at 96 with 2 more deaths

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 96 as two infected persons have succumbed to the disease, the Department of Government Information confirmed. The deceased are a 45-year-old woman from Colombo 12, and an 80-year-old man from the Pannipitya area. The woman had passed away at the Colombo National Hospital […]

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Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is cheaper than Pfizer’s and Moderna’s and doesn’t require supercold temperature

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Courtesy theconversation.com The biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has released data on what is now the third promising vaccine candidate against COVID-19 – and it has several advantages over those of its competitors, Pfizer and Moderna. On Monday, AstraZeneca released interim analysis of its phase 3 trial data of 23,000 volunteers from the U.K. and Brazil. These results show that […]

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Over 1 BILLION doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid expected in 2021 as producer promises low prices

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Courtesy RT More than 500 million people will be able to take the pioneering Russian Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus next year. Its developers say the two-shot jab will be sold cheaper than those of its foreign competitors. The drug will be produced not only in Russia but also by leading foreign pharmaceutical companies” […]

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Four new Covid-19 deaths take total to 94

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Four new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported in Sri Lanka, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed a short while ago. One of the victims is a 74-year-old male from Ginigathhena area. Reports revealed that he passed away on November 22 while receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Ragama Teaching […]

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Covid-19: 171 new infections identified with a total of 459 within the last 24 hours

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Health Fresh COVID-19 positive cases were identified in Sri Lanka as the total number of cases reported from the Minuwangoda and Peliyagoda clusters reached 17,436. The Department of Government Information said 171 more persons were tested positive for the virus.  A total of 287 more new Covid-19 cases were reported earlier evening bringing the total […]

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Another three COVID deaths reported – total death toll rises to 90

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Another three COVID deaths have been reported in the country. Accordingly, the death in Sri Lanka has increased to 90.

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