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Discrepancies in statistics on COVID infections (Video)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News It has been revealed that there is a discrepancy in the statistics on COVID infections in the Gampaha District and the Eastern Province. The Gampaha district has the second-highest number of infected persons in the country with 58,943 cases. Against this backdrop, the Gampaha District COVID Control  Committee met at the Gampaha […]

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Sri Lanka’s study: Sinopharm vaccine efficient against Delta variant

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Courtesy CGTN Researchers from one of Sri Lanka’s leading universities, the Sri Jayewardenepura University, have found that China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine is highly efficient against the Delta variant which has become the dominant variant across the world. According to the study, 95 percent of individuals who received two doses of the Sinopharm vaccine have developed […]

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Anyone over 30 can receive first dose from any centre where second vaccine is given: Prez

Saturday, August 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The President has decided to allow anyone over the age of 30 to receive the first dose at any of the centres where the second vaccine is given. The decision was taken during a meeting with the COVID Suppression Special Committee on Vaccination and Operations at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. […]

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Malaysia: From COVID role model to a mini-India

Friday, August 6th, 2021

James Chai Political analyst based in Kuala Lumpur Courtesy Aljazeera What Malaysia’s raging COVID-19 crisis tells us about failed leadership. Family members of a victim of COVID-19 pray at a hospital mortuary before burial, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 23, 2021 [Reuters/Lim Huey Teng] The horrific and heartbreaking scenes at Malaysian hospitals are akin […]

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දිගු කොවිඩ් සංධාවය: මම කවදා හෝ හොඳ වේවිද?

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

BBC හි පලවූ ලිපියක් ආශ්‍රයෙන් පරිවර්තනයකි මගේ වයස අවුරුදු 44 යි. මම හිතන හැටියට – මම මාස 16 කට පෙර මෙන් මම මාධ්‍යවේදියෙක්, මවක්, බිරිඳක්, පාපැදිකරුවෙක්, කඳු නගින්නෙක්, වල් පිහිනුම් ක්‍රීඩකයෙක් සහ ත්‍රාසජනක ක්‍රීඩකයෙක් නමුත් මගේ ශරීරයේ, මම මගේ වයසට වඩා දෙගුණයක් වැනි කෙනෙක් වගේ දැන්. බොහෝ දිනවල මම වේදනාවෙන් අවදි වී වේදනාවෙන් නින්දට යන්නෙමි. […]

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Long Covid: Will I ever get better?

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

By Lucy Adams BBC Panorama I am 44 years old and in my mind I’m a journalist, a mother, a wife, a cyclist, a mountain climber, a wild swimmer and an adventurer – just like I was 16 months ago. But in my body, I’m like someone twice my age. Most days I wake up […]

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The YouTubers who blew the whistle on an anti-vax plot

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

By Charlie Haynes and Flora CarmichaelBBC Trending A mysterious marketing agency secretly offered to pay social media stars to spread disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines. Their plan failed when the influencers went public about the attempt to recruit them. “It started with an email” says Mirko Drotschmann, a German YouTuber and journalist. Mirko normally ignores offers […]

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Country will be reopened after all above 30 are vaccinated – Bandula

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana All Sri Lankans over the age of 30 will be vaccinated by September, according to Minister Bandula Gunawardena. Minister of Trade stated that the country will be reopened after that vaccination milestone. He mentioned this speaking at the opening of the new Sathosa branch in Bulathsinhala today (July 25). By September, we will […]

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SL in further trouble as more Delta variant cases reported from 14 areas

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka has recorded 30 more fresh cases of the Delta variant in 14 areas in the country, the Health Ministry said. The patients have been identified in areas such as Kotte, Kolonnawa, Angoda, Nawagamuwa, Mahabage, Katunayaka, Negombo, Ratmalana, Beruwala, Galle, Matara, Dambulla, Vavuniya and Mullaithivu. Accordingly, this takes […]

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Over 300 vaccinated Policemen infected with COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 20 (Daily Mirror) – Over 300 policemen have been infected with COVID-19, weeks after both doses of vaccines had been administered on them, the Daily Mirror learns from informed sources. The Police Department has sent a letter to the health experts, raising concerns over the situation, but have mentioned that none […]

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20-30 percent infections in Colombo are of Delta variant – Dr. Hemantha Herath

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Ministry of Health says that 20 to 30 percent of COVID-19 infections reported from the Colombo District can be of the Delta variant. Deputy Director-General of Health Services Dr. Hemantha Herath said that this is revealed through the testing of samples collected from reported infections. We find information on the variants only through […]

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දකුණු ආසියාවේ වේගවත්ව එන්නත්කරණය සිදුකළ රට වශයෙන් ඉදිරියේදී ශ්‍රී ලංකාව වාර්තාගත වෙනවා. – අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය, ඩිජිටල් තාක්ෂණ හා ව්‍යවසාය සංවර්ධන රාජ්‍ය අමාත්‍යංශය ඇල්ල ප්‍රදේශයේ සංචාරක ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ නියුතු වූවන්ට කොවීඩ් 19 එන්නත ලබාදීමේ කටයුතු නිරීක්ෂණයෙන් අනතුරුව අද (17) මාධ්‍ය හමුවේ අදහස් දක්වමින් අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා සඳහන් කළේ ලෝකයේ තිබෙන හොදම කොරෝනා එන්නත් වර්ග භාවිතා කරමින් ඉතා කඩිනමින් එන්නත්කරනය කරන රට බවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව පරිවර්තනය වෙමින් තිබෙන […]

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Delta variant in Colombo City: Three risky areas identified

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 18 (NewsWire) – Health authorities in Colombo City say that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 has been identified in Covid patients reported from several areas. Dr Ruwan Wijemuni, Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council said that 11 people infected with the highly infectious Delta variant have been identified […]

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Country to be reopened in September?

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana If there is no major change in the situation, the country is expected to be fully open by September, Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva said. The Head of the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) mentioned this joining the TV Derana ‘Big Focus’ program today (July 14). He […]

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Sri Lanka records highest daily vaccinations on Monday

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka yesterday (July 12) recorded the highest number of COVID-19 vaccines administered within a single day, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Ministry of Health. Accordingly, a total of 232,526 vaccine doses have been administered yesterday. State Minister of Production, Supply, and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana stated that 173,988 […]

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LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC -NATURE VERSES THE OPEN ECONOMY

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

BY DR JANAKA GOONETILLEKE INTRODUCTION The basic policy of the prevention of the spread of Covid 19 is social distancing and prevention of close association between strangers by barrier methods such as facial masks , gloves and washing of hands. We have returned to our traditional methods of greetings which is worshipping and moved away […]

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Delta variant to be dominant in another 10 weeks in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 30 (DailyMirror) – The medical experts have warned that the Indian variant known as Delta would be the dominant variant in the country in about ten weeks if proper measures were not taken at correct time. State Minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle told media today that medical experts like Prof Neelika Malavige had […]

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Delta variant can ‘override Sri Lanka soon’

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

By: SwatiRana Courtesy Eastern Eye THE DELTA variant will be the dominant variant in Sri Lanka in another 10 weeks if measures are not taken to curb the spread of the virus, a medical expert cautioned on Wednesday (29). State minister Sudarshini Fernandopulle said, Medical expert Prof Neelika Malavige emphasised the Indian variant could be […]

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Mix-and-match approach boosts immune response, COVID vaccine study finds

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A mix-and-match approach to COVID vaccines – using different brands of jab for first and second doses – gives good protection against the pandemic virus, a UK study has found. The Com-Cov trial looked at the efficacy of either two doses of Pfizer, two of AstraZeneca, or one of them followed by the […]

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Updated quarantine guidelines issued for travelers arriving in Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 27 (NewsWire) – Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry has released an updated version of the quarantine guidelines for travelers arriving in Sri Lanka. The new guidelines are effective from July 1st to July 31st. Subscribe to our Whatsapp channel for the latest updates on the news you need to know For similar articles, join […]

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Over 400 people from WP obtained AztraZeneca second dose in Galle: Inquiry reveals

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A probe has revealed that a total of 425 people from the Western Province had obtained the COVISHIELD second dose in Galle violating quarantine regulations on June 5 and 7, the Health authorities said. A total of 632 individuals had received the second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Galle on […]

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WHO’s new representative in Sri Lanka assures help to get vaccines

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 26 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena received the newly appointed representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) to Sri Lanka Dr. Alaka Singh on June 25 at the Ministry. Welcoming Dr. Singh to Sri Lanka, Minister Gunawardena recalled the close cooperation between Sri Lanka and the WHO, being the […]

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Plight of Sri Lanka’s estate workers in corona time

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

By Jeeva Sathasivam/www.journo.lk Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, June 23: In early March 2020, when the coronavirus started to spread in Sri Lanka, a loose curfew was imposed island-wide for over three months. Thus a large number of infections were not identified. Further, the death toll was not that high. The total death toll from the first […]

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Sri Lanka seeks India’s help after lion tests Covid-19 positive

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Courtesy The Hindustan Times The head of the National Zoological Gardens here said that they are in touch with India’s Central Zoo Authority to treat an 11-year-old lion named ‘Thor’ who has tested positive.PTI | , Colombo Sri Lanka’s zoological gardens authorities have sought assistance from India after a lion tested positive for the coronavirus at […]

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නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාපවල සේවක සේවිකාවන් සඳහා ජූලි මස මුල් සතියේ පළමු එන්නත් මාත්‍රාව ලබාදෙනවා – අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා.

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

මාධ්‍ය ඒකකය, තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍යංශය සියලුම නිදහස් වෙළඳ කලාපවල සේවක සේවිකාවන් සඳහා ජූලි මස මුල් සතියේ පළමු එන්නත් මාත්‍රාව ලබාදෙන බව තරුණ හා ක්‍රීඩා අමාත්‍ය නාමල් රාජපක්ෂ මහතා අද (12) දින පැවසීය. තිස් වැනි සංවත්සරය සමරන කොග්ගල නිදහස් වෙළද කලාපයේ කර්මාන්තශාලාවන්හි ආයෝජකයන් සහ එහි කළමණාකරුවන් සමඟ එම වෙළඳ කලාප පරිශ්‍රයේ පැවති හමුවකට එක්වෙමින් අමාත්‍යවරයා […]

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Covid-19 has mutated so much in 18 months that proven treatments are often failing, says head of Moscow’s top virus hospital

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

By Jonny Tickle Courtesy RT Covid-19 has mutated significantly, and the virus is now much harder to treat than it used to be. That’s according to the head of Moscow’s Kommunarka Hospital, which last year became the city’s main coronavirus treatment facility. Speaking to Moscow radio station Ekho Moskvy on Thursday, the hospital’s chief physician, Denis […]

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Covid-19 leads to brain changes & Alzheimer’s-like dementia, new AI-powered study finds

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

Courtesy RT According to recent US research, Covid-19 may lead to the type of brain changes common in Alzheimer’s disease, and a team of scientists has identified the mechanisms by which it may be causing such impairments. Cognitive disorders, including dementia, are increasingly being reported as a complication of the highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus that […]

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US picks Sri Lanka to share Covid vaccines

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

By Easwaran Rutnam Courtesy The Daily Mirror @easwaranrutnam The United States has picked Sri Lanka, among other countries, to share 25 million coronavirus vaccines.  The White House said that the United States has received requests for vaccines from countries all over the world.    As a result, the US will share up to one-quarter of its donated […]

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Sputnik V

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Sputnik V Vaccine GENERAL INFORMATION Sputnik V is the world’s first registered vaccine based on a well-studied human adenoviral vector-based platform. Sputnik V is already registered in more than 65 countries. The ongoing Sputnik V post-registration clinical trial in Russia involved more than 31,000 volunteers. Phase 3 clinical trials of Sputnik V have been conducting […]

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සයිනොෆාර්ම් වලකා තුන්වැනි රැල්ල හැදූ පුද්ගලයාම ස්පුට්නික්ට කොක්ක දායි… හතරවැනි රැල්ලක් පතයි.. පසුපස කිඹුලා..

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ජුනි මස 2 දින රජයේ ප්‍රවෘත්ති දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවේ පැවති පුවත්පත් සාකච්ඡාවේදී රාජ්‍ය ඖෂධ නීතිගත සංස්ථාවේ සභාපති විශේෂඥ වෛද්‍ය ප්‍රසන්න ගුණසේන මහතා පැවසුවේ චීන රජයෙන් නොමිලේ ලබාදුන් සයිනොෆාර්ම් භාවිතා කිරීම පුද්ගලයන් කිහිප දෙනෙකුගේ ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය නිසා මාස ගණනක් ප්‍රමාද වූ බවයි. ඒ නිසි වේලාවට ලබා දුන්නේනම් ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට සිංහල අවුරුද්දට පෙර සයිනොෆාර්ම් එන්නත් […]

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