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Coronavirus: 497 new infections confirmed within the day

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 250 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 26) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 497. Department of Government Information says 487 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. The remaining 10 are reportedly arrivals from foreign countries. New […]

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Five new COVID-related deaths in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has confirmed 05 more COVID-19 related deaths, Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 26). This brings the country’s death toll from the virus to 464, Department of Government Information said. Details of the recently-reported COVID victims are as follows: 01. A 69-year-old man from Nawadagala area – He had been […]

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China to continue COVID-19 cooperation with Mongolia, Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy CGTN Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday expressed willingness to continue its cooperation with Mongolia and Sri Lanka on COVID-19 during phone calls with his counterparts from the two countries.  In the face of the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, governments and peoples of China and Mongolia have shared the weal and […]

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464 cases of Covid-19 reported so far today

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health reports 242 new cases of COVID-19 increasing the total number of coronavirus cases reported so far today to 464. All new cases reported today are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda Covid-19 cluster. This brings the tally of positive cases from the Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters […]

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Two more Covid-19 deaths reported in Sri Lanka

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services on Thursday confirmed two more Covid-19 related deaths, increasing Sri Lanka’s death toll due to the virus to 459. One of the deceased is a 62-year-old woman from Kadawatha who had passed away on February 21 while being treated at the Colombo North Teaching Hospital. The Cause […]

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කොවිඩ් දෙවන රැල්ල කඩිනමින් අවසන් නොකළහොත් ජන ජීවිතය අනතුරේ

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

සමස්ත ලංකා වෛද්‍ය නිළධාරීන්ගේ සංගමය සම්මන්ත්‍රණය හා සංවාදය සඳහා ජනමාධ්‍ය ආයතනවලට සිදුකරනු ලබන ආරාධනය මේ වන විට රට මුහුණ දී තිබෙන #කොවිඩ් වසංගතයේ දෙවන රැල්ල හමුවේ රට බරපතල අනතුරකට මුහුණ දී ඇත. මෙම #කොවිඩ් දෙවැනි රැල්ල අවසන් කරගැනීම සඳහා ප්‍රමාණවත් ක්‍රියාමාර්ග නොගැනීම හේතුවෙන් මාස 4 කට වැඩි කාලයක් මෙම රැල්ල පාලනය කර ගැනීමට නොහැකි වී […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 457

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 04 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 24). As per the Department of Government Information, two male patients and two female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 457 in total. […]

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COVID-19 figures up by 458 new positive cases

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 266 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 24), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 458 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 81,467. Recoveries from […]

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Sri Lanka confirms three new COVID fatalities

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has confirmed three more COVID-19 related fatalities, Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 23). Accordingly, death toll from the pandemic outbreak now stands at 453, Department of Government Information said. A 75-year-old man from Wattala area died yesterday (February 22) while receiving treatment at the Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital. He had […]

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492 infections in total within the day Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 caseload surpasses 81,000

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Covid-19 infections registered in Sri Lanka crossed 81,000 as 270 more persons were tested positive today (February 23). Thereby, the country has confirmed 492 infections in total within the day. Department of Government Information said 15 of them were detected from the prison cluster. The remaining 477 are close contacts of earlier cases […]

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Five more COVID-19 deaths bring tally to 450

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 05 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 22). As per the Department of Government Information, two male patients and three female patients are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 450 in total. […]

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Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 figures up by 490 more cases

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 267 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 22), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 490 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 80,489. Recoveries from […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll hits 445

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka witnessed 10 more COVID-19 related fatalities as the death toll climbed to 445, Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 21). According to the Department of Government Information, all of the deceased were aged over 50 years. Details of recent coronavirus victims are as follows: 01. A 74-year-old man from Kolonnawa […]

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Coronavirus: 519 new infections confirmed within the day

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 265 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 21) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 519. Department of Government Information says 495 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. Twenty-three others were detected from the prison cluster. The remaining […]

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Ad hoc vaccinations to stop; health officials to get tough in Sri Lanka

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

by Jamila Husain Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 20 (Daily Mirror) – Following complaints that several people who were not under the ‘vulnerable groups’ had received the Astra Zeneca vaccinations against COVID-19 in recent days, health officials at a meeting yesterday decided to get tough and strictly implement the programme according to the groups officially allocated. A […]

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Coronavirus death count at 435

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 02 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 20). As per the Department of Government Information, both victims are male patients. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 435 in total.

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Sri Lanka reports 528 more coronavirus cases

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 271 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 20), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 528 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 79,480. Recoveries from […]

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Three new Covid-19 deaths in Sri Lanka

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has witnessed three new Covid-19 related deaths today (February 19), Director-General of Health Services confirmed. Thereby, the country’s death toll from the virus has climbed to 433.

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Coronavirus: Sri Lanka sees 517 new cases within the day.

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka registered 269 more positive cases of COVID-19 today (February 19) as total novel coronavirus infections reported within the day reached 517. Department of Government Information says 506 of today’s cases are close contacts of earlier cases linked to the Peliyagoda cluster. The remaining 11 were identified as arrivals from foreign countries. […]

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Sri Lanka’s coronavirus death toll climbs to 430

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed 08 more Covid-19 related deaths bringing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 430. 01. A 67-year-old woman from Dematagoda who had passed away at home on February 16. The cause of death is cited as Covid-19 pneumonia and high blood […]

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Covid-19: over 500 new cases reported today

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 243 persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus increasing today’s tally of new cases to 501.  All new cases are close contacts of infected patients from the Peliyagoda cluster. This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases from Minuwangoda, Peliyagoda and prisons clusters to 74,371.

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Thirteen more COVID-19 deaths bring tally to 422

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has reported 13 more coronavirus-related deaths, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed today (February 17). As per the Department of Government Information, twelve male patients and one female patient are among the victims. The new deaths bring the number of COVID-19 related deaths witnessed in Sri Lanka to 422 in total. […]

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Sri Lanka reports 713 more coronavirus cases today

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 344 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 17), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 713 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 77,897. Recoveries from […]

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Six new Covid-19 deaths in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has recorded 06 more Covid-19 related deaths today (February 16), Director-General of Health Services confirmed. This brings the total count of novel coronavirus fatalities in the country to 409, the Department of Government Information said. One of the deceased is a 74-year-old man from Panadura area. He has passed away at […]

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Coronavirus: 756 positive cases confirmed today

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 463 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 16), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 756 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 77,184. Recoveries from […]

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Channa Jayasumana appointed Acting Health Minister

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Prof. Channa Jayasumana has been appointed as the Acting Cabinet Minister of Health, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). He is also the State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals. Prof. Jayasumana will serve in his new portfolio until Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi, who is under medical care for Covid-19, […]

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COVID-19 vaccination to start today from Western Province

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Army Commander Shavendra Silva says that COVID-19 vaccinations will commence from today (February 15), as per instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Accordingly, arrangements have been made to vaccinate the general public against the COVID-19 virus using the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine. The vaccination process will initially commence from the Western Province for the […]

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Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll climbs past 400 mark

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has surpassed the grim milestone of the 400th death caused by coronavirus today (February 15), the Department of Government Information confirmed. As per the Ministry of Health, a total of 06 new COVID-19 deaths have been reported today. Among the latest victims are five male patients and one female patient. This […]

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Coronavirus: 774 new positive cases within the day

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has registered 463 more positive cases of Covid-19 today (February 15), the Ministry of Health confirmed. Thereby, Sri Lanka has detected 774 new positive cases of COVID-19 within the day. As per statistics, the total number of Covid-19 infections confirmed so far in the country now stands at 76,428. Recoveries from […]

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Mutant variant of COVID-19 virus identified from Colombo

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A mutant variant of the COVID-19 virus has been identified in two patients from Colombo, said Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni, the Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC). Dr. Wijayamuni points out that it will be difficult to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases if the public does not follow health […]

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