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New Army in Covid-19 battle

Monday, May 17th, 2021

By Frances Bulathsinghala/The Sunday Observer Colombo, May 16: This article will attempt to juxtapose the challenge of defeating terrorism that Sri Lanka faced and succeeded in May 2009 being the only country to defeat terrorism, with the challenge as well as potential we face to defeat a pandemic the world cannot. We defeated terror militarily […]

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How India’s vaccine drive went horribly wrong

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

By Nikhil Inamdar and Aparna Alluri Courtesy BBC News It took 31-year-old Sneha Marathe half a day to book an appointment online for a Covid vaccine. “It was a game of ‘fastest finger first’,” she says. “The slots filled up in three seconds.” But the hospital cancelled her slot at the last minute: they had […]

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State officials, families of health staff seek priority in COVID vaccination process

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A request has been made to prioritize Divisional Secretaries, Divisional Staff Officers, Samurdhi Development Officers, Agriculture Officers, and Grama Niladharis in the country’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. Speaking to the media in Dambulla today (16) the Minister of Public Services, Provincial Councils, and Local Government Janaka Bandara Tennakoon stated that he had made a […]

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Five reasons why you don’t need to panic about coronavirus variants

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

by Cassandra Willyard Courtesy Technologyreview.com The hype around scariants” is overblown. But we also shouldn’t be too complacent. On May 10, the World Health Organization added a new virus to its list of covid-19 variants of global concern. The variant, B.1.617, is being blamed for the runaway infections in India. It is the fourth addition […]

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SriLankan issues notice on testing COVID requirements for passengers travelling to Australia

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Passengers travelling on SriLankan Airlines to Australia are now required to provide a negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) prior to check-in for flights. As per the latest health guidelines issued by the Australian High Commission in Colombo, the prerequisite will come be enforced from tomorrow (May 15), the national carrier said in a […]

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Sri Lanka, World Bank ink agreement for COVID vaccine deployment

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Sri Lanka and the World Bank on Thursday (May 13) signed a USD 80.5 million additional financing to help Sri Lanka access and distribute COVID-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country’s vaccination system and pandemic response.  Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Sajith Attygalle signed on behalf of the Government […]

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කොරෝනා වසංගතය හමුවේ පෞද්ගලික අංශයේ සේවකයන්ට අඩ වැටුප් ගෙවීම හා කිසිදු සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂණ ක‍්‍රම භාවිත කිරීමකින් තොරව ආයතන පවත්වාගෙන යාම සම්බන්ධවයි

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

පෞද්ගලික සේවක මධ්‍යස්ථානය අමාත්‍ය නිමල් සිරිපාල ද සිල්වා, කම්කරු හා වෘත්තිය සමිති සබදතා අමාත්‍ය, කම්කරු හා වෘත්තිය සමිති සබදතා අමාත්‍යංශය, කිරුල පාර, කොළඹ 05 2020/10/13 ඇමතිතුමනි, කොරෝනා වසංගතය හමුවේ පෞද්ගලික අංශයේ සේවකයන්ට අඩ වැටුප් ගෙවීම හා කිසිදු සෞඛ්‍ය ආරක්ෂණ ක‍්‍රම භාවිත කිරීමකින් තොරව ආයතන පවත්වාගෙන යාම සම්බන්ධවයි කොරෝනා වසංගතය මෙරට තුළ වඩාත් සීඝ‍්‍රයෙන් පැතිරෙමින් පවතී. […]

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සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්ය නිළධාරීන් ඇතුළුව #කොවිඩ් නිවාරණ කටයුතුවල යෙදී සිටින සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්යමණ්ඩල මුහුණ දී සිටින අනවරත ගැටළු සම්බන්ධවයි.

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. පවිත්රා වන්නිආරච්චි මහත්මිය ගරු සෞඛ්ය හා දේශීය වෛද්ය අමාත්ය සෞඛ්ය හා දේශීය වෛද්ය අමාත්යාංශය කොළඹ 10. මහත්මියනි, සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්ය නිළධාරීන් ඇතුළුව #කොවිඩ් නිවාරණ කටයුතුවල යෙදී සිටින සෞඛ්‍ය කාර්යමණ්ඩල මුහුණ දී සිටින අනවරත ගැටළු සම්බන්ධවයි. ශ්‍රී ලංකාව තුල #කොවිඩ් වසංගතය ආරම්භ වූ 2020 මාර්තු මාසයේ සිට අද වන තුරු කිසිදු දිරි […]

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Besides COVID-19, India is also fighting with vulture journalists, who are spreading more panic and despair than pandemic

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

By Bureau Report  courtesy The Australia Today No one, I repeat, no one should die due to lack of medical care. Every death is painful and heart-wrenching, even if the country’s medical system is overburdened and doctors are toiling hard to save the Covid-19 patients amid an unprecedented surge of cases in the second wave. […]

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Those who had AstraZeneca first jab, should take Sputnik V with adenovirus 26 – Specialist

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island If those who have taken the first dose of AstraZeneca are to receive a second jab of Sputnik V, they should take the first Sputnik V vaccine with adenovirus 26 (Ad26), Consultant Immunologist and head of the department of Immunology-MRI, Dr Nihan Rajiva de Silva says. Dr. de Silva […]

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HELAVEDEKAMA Vs WESTERN MEDICINE

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today  At long last Ayurveda Hospitals are permitted to treat the Covid-19 affected patients. This was revealed by State by Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle. Also, it was followed. by State Minister of Indigenous Medicine Promotion, Rural and Ayurveda Hospitals Development and Community Health, Sisira Jayakody, […]

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කාර්යක්ෂම කොවිඩ් එන්නත්කරණයකට නව තාක්ෂණයෙන් ඩිජිටල් හැඳුනුම්පතක් හා තරුණ ප්‍රජාවේ දායකත්වය ලබාදීමට තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාතංශය මුලපුරයි.

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය සෞඛ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය සහ තොරතුරු හා සන්නිවේදන තාක්ෂණ නියෝජිතායතනය (ICTA)  සමඟ කළ සාකච්ඡාවක ප්‍රතිඵල අනුව කොවිඩ් එන්නත්කරණය වඩාත් කාර්යක්ෂම කිරීම සඳහා ඉදිරි දින කිහිපය තුළ නව තාක්ෂණයෙන් යුතු ඩිජිටල් හැඳුනුම්පතක් මහජනතාව වෙනුවෙන් නිකුත් කරන බව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද දින පැවසීය. එන්නත් කිරීම පිළිබඳ තොරතුරු ඇතුළත් මෙම නව […]

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Sri Lanka to introduce digital COVID vaccine ID

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A digital COVID vaccine identity card will be issued in near future in order to make the inoculation drive more efficient, says Minister of Youth and Sports Namal Rajapaksa. The initiative is expected to be implemented as a joint effort of the Health Ministry and Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA). This digital […]

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Big blow for Indians looking to return to Oman via Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Courtesy Times Muscat: Indian nationals looking to return to Oman and other countries of residence can no longer travel through Sri Lanka, after the island country stopped issuing visas to them, thereby preventing them from completing their quarantine processes there before flying to their destination. Since Oman had banned passengers flying directly from India, as well […]

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පිළියන්දල සිදුවීම මගින් සනාථවන “#කොවිඩ් මර්ධන වැඩසටහනේ” නායකත්වය පිළිබද ගැටළුව.

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

මාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි. සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය. මේ වන විට ශ්‍රී ලංකික ජනතාව මුහණ පා සිටින බරපතල සෞඛ්‍ය අවධානම පිළිබදව කිසිදු තැකීමක් නැති දේශපාලඥයන් සහ නිළධාරීන් නිසා සාමාන්‍ය මහජනතාවට ජීවිතයෙන් සමුගැනීමට සිදුවිය හැකි සිදුවීමක් පිලියන්දල ප්‍රදේශයේ වාර්තා වී ති‌බේ. කොවිඩ් රෝගීන් සංඛ්‍යාව ඉහල යාම නිසා එම ප්‍රදේශය භාරව කටයුතු කරන කැස්බෑව සෞඛ්‍ය වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරි වෛද්‍ය […]

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More than 10,000 Beds to be Added by the Army for COVID-19 Care Centres

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News One more review session of COVID-19 Task Force members on the control of the epidemic, chaired by General Shavendra Silva, Head, NOCPCO, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army, together with Dr Asela Gunawardena, Medical Specialist and Director General of Health Services got underway this afternoon (4) at the National […]

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Over 63% of country’s population can be vaccinated before end of 2021 – Health Min.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana More than 63 percent of the Sri Lankan population can be comprehensively vaccinated before the end of this year, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi told the Parliament today (May 04). This remark came as a response to an accusation levelled by Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa that, who took aim at the government’s handling […]

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Covid in India: I’m one of the lucky ones who got out… my parents are stranded

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Courtesy The Times When I arrived in Mumbai, India was in denial. By the time I left the funeral pyres were raging. Now I pray my family will survive, writes Vidhi Doshi hen I got the phone call, I buried my face in the folds of my grandmother’s sari and cried. In one way, it […]

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Wall Street Journal says pressure is mounting on vaccine manufacturers to forego Intellectual Property Rights

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Islamabad/Dubai/Johannesburg, May 1:  In their report in Wall Street Journal, Saeed Shah in Islamabad, Yaroslav Trofimov in Dubai and Gabriele Steinhauser say that the explosion of Covid-19 cases in India and other developing nations is adding momentum to a push to suspend intellectual-property restrictions on vaccines, putting pressure on Washington, other Western governments and […]

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Ayurveda Hospitals allowed to treat COVID-19 patients

Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana State Minister Sisira Jayakody says that permission has been granted to utilize Ayurveda Hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. He stated that State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle has permitted Ayurveda Hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients. Accordingly, the Ayurveda Hospitals in Rajagiriya, Navinna and Pallekele have […]

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S’pore bars long-term pass holders and visitors from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Yuen Sin Courtesy The Straits Times SINGAPORE – All long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who have been in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the last two weeks will no longer be allowed to enter or transit through Singapore, Education Minister Lawrence Wong announced on Friday (April 30). This move, which kicks in […]

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Indian COVID-19 variant found in at least 17 countries – WHO

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a variant of COVID-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found in over a dozen countries. The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19 first found in India had as of Tuesday been detected in over […]

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US Agrees To Export COVID Vaccine Raw Materials To India, Lifts Embargo Amid Rising Cases

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Written By Pritesh Kamath Courtesy Republicworld   As India battles devastating COVID-19 crisis, the US has decided to lift embargo on export of raw materials required by SII for production of Covishield. As India battles the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic with the nation clocking more than 3 lakh cases every day and making […]

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India Covid: Delhi builds makeshift funeral pyres as deaths climb

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Courtesy BBC Funeral pyres have been built in parks and other empty spaces after Delhi’s crematoriums reached capacity Crematoriums in the Indian capital Delhi have been forced to build makeshift funeral pyres, as the city runs out of space to cremate its dead. Staff are working around the clock, while parks and other empty spaces […]

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Schools, pre-schools closed in Western & North Western provinces

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Education Minister Professor G.L Peiris announced that all schools, pre-schools and Piriven in the Western and North Western provinces will remain closed until the 30th of April, 2021. This decision has been taken as a precaution due to the recent surge in new COVID-19 cases. However, the schools in other provinces will reopen […]

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Venous cerebral blood clots after vaccinations- post AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and other brands.

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Doctorharold.com Transcript: As the vaccine to protect against COVID-19 continues to roll out to more and more people, there is bound to be more and more side effects. Today, we are discussing the most dreaded side effect, i.e., Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT)” Great concern of the people today is to have the COVID-19 vaccine […]

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Guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka to be updated

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Mirror Colombo, April 24 (Daily Mirror) – The guidelines for tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka is expected to be updated owing to the present COVID19 situation, Tourism Ministry sources told the Daily Mirror yesterday. The move comes after the health authorities issued new health guidelines for the country effective till May 31. Tourism […]

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New Covid strain found in Sri Lanka can remain airborne for nearly 60 minutes

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy India Today Researchers in Sri Lanka say they have detected a new variant of coronavirus on the island nation which is highly transmissible and can remain airborne for nearly an hour. Sri Lanka is reporting over 600 new cases each day. HIGHLIGHTS The variant is highly transmissible: immunologist Neelika Malavige Sri Lanka’s ministry of […]

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New, Highly Potent And Transmissible Coronavirus Strain Discovered In Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook Scientists say that the new coronavirus strain can remain airborne for nearly an hour and it is spreading fast in the island nation In the backdrop of a Covid-19 resurgence in many parts of the globe, researchers in Sri Lanka have discovered a new, highly potent strain of coronavirus. According to scientist, the […]

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3 people in Sri Lanka die of blood clots associated with AstraZeneca vaccine

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Courtesy RT The Sri Lankan health minister has informed parliament that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has led to three deaths, as well as three additional cases of non-fatal blood clotting. Speaking to the Sri Lankan parliament on April 21, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi explained that there had been six cases of blood clotting after the […]

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