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Daily count of COVID cases climbs to 554

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 554 today (October 23), says the Epidemiology Unit. One returnee from overseas is also among the newly-confirmed cases. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 535,529. As many as 503,090 recoveries and 13,593 […]

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COVID: Sri Lanka records 437 new cases and 19 fatalities

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 437 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (October 23). This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the country to 535,412. Reportedly, more than 18,700 virus-infected patients are undergoing treatment at the moment at […]

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Dengue on the rise across 10 districts in Sri Lanka

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, Oct 22 (News1st) – The Ministry of Health says there is a significant rise in the rate of Dengue patients reported from 10 districts including Kandy, Galle, Matara, Kurunegala, Badulla, Ratnapura, and Kegalle. Community Physician at the National Dengue Control Unit, Specialist, Dr. Shilanthi Seneviratne urged the general public to remain vigilant […]

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COVID: 12 more people succumb to virus infection

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 12 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (October 21). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,574. The latest victims include […]

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Sri Lanka reports 552 COVID cases in total within the day

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka today (October 22) moved to 552 as 104 more people were tested positive for the virus, says the Epidemiology Unit. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 534,975. As many as 502,740 recoveries and 13,574 […]

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Daily count of coronavirus cases moves to 554 and 19 deaths reported

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 101 persons have tested positive for coronavirus today, increasing the daily count of new cases reported today to 554. This pushes the total registered Covid-19 cases in the country to 533,860 while 17,834 infected patients are currently undergoing treatment across the island.  Total recoveries has risen to […]

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US provides additional $2.5 Million for urgent COVID-19 assistance in Sri Lanka

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), announced an additional $2.5 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Sri Lanka. This assistance will accelerate equitable access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations and strengthen the ability of health workers to address COVID-19. The U.S. is working hand in […]

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Birth of sextuplets reported from Sri Lanka

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Doctor’s view expressed following the birth of sextuplets Many people are curious to know more about the birth of the first sextuplets (six babies born of one pregnancy) reported today in Sri Lanka. Sextuplets which includes three girls and three boys were born to a 31-year-old mother from Angoda and the father […]

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She’ll be long remembered for promoting native remedies in combating cancer

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy The Island An appreciation: Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Jayasuriya The late Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Jayasuriya, top ENT surgeon would be remembered for promoting manioc, considered the poor man’s food, as a miracle nourishment that could hold the ultimate secret to curing cancer. Having undergone treatment for a long time, Cynthia declared she suffered from cancer […]

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Sri Lanka extends ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has directed relevant authorities to continue ongoing interprovincial travel restrictions until 4.00 a.m. on October 31 (Sunday), says the Commander of Sri Lanka Army, General Shavendra Silva. Sri Lanka lifted the island-wide quarantine curfew, which was in effect for over a month in a bid to curb the pandemic situation, […]

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Sri Lanka records 18 COVID deaths

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Reportedly, more than 26,000 virus-infected patients are undergoing treatment at the moment at hospitals, treatment centres, and undergoing home-based care.  The total number of coronavirus recoveries reached 493,674 after 360 more patients in total were discharged from medical care earlier today. In the meantime, the total number of people, who died of COVID-19 […]

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Daily COVID cases tally hits 539 today

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 539 today (October 20), says the Epidemiology Unit. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 533,305. As many as 493,674 recoveries and 13,543 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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COVID death toll moves up with 18 new fatalities

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 18 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (October 18). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,525. The latest victims include […]

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COVID: 548 new cases confirmed within the day

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily count of COVID-positive cases confirmed in Sri Lanka moved to 548 today (October 19), says the Epidemiology Unit. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 532,766. As many as 493,314 recoveries and 13,525 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak […]

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570 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths confirmed within today

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry says that another 103 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 increasing the daily count of new cases to 570. This includes 102 patients associated with the New year COvid-19 cluster and one returnee from overseas. This brings the total number of Covi-19 cases registered in Sri Lanka to 532,218 while […]

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Sri Lanka reports another 12 Covid-19 deaths

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another twelve Covid-19 related deaths for October 16, increasing the death toll in Sri Lanka due to the virus to 13,484. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths confirmed today include 08 males and 04 females.  Three of them, including […]

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Daily count of coronavirus cases reaches 578

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reported that another 125 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count of new coronavirus cases to 578. Sri Lanka’s coronavirus caseload has climbed to 531,648 with this while over 25,500 infected patients are currently being treated across the island.  Total recoveries stands at 492,621 while the […]

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Sinhala Wedakam traditional medicine treatment centre for COVID-19

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

By Surya Vishwa/DailyFT-Harmony Page Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, October 16: Fulfilling a long-awaited need in this pandemic backdrop, the Sinhala Weda Uruma Baraya, a collective of Sri Lankan professionals and traditional physicians promoting Deshiya Chikitsa (Sinhala Wedakama) as part of Sri Lankan Ayurveda, has commenced a pioneering residential ‘weda gedera’ for COVID-19. Engineer Harsha Kumar Suriyaarachchi […]

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23 more COVID deaths confirmed today

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 649 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (October 16). This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the country to 531,070. Reportedly, more than 25,000 virus-infected patients are undergoing treatment at the moment at […]

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Daily COVID cases count at 649 today

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says 161 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 649. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 531,070. As many as 492,305 recoveries and 13,472 deaths have […]

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COVID: 20 new deaths recorded in Sri Lanka

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 20 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Thursday (October 14). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,449. The latest victims include […]

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COVID caseload moves up with 498 new infections

Friday, October 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says 498 more people were tested positive for the novel coronavirus so far today (October 15). This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the country to 530,253. Reportedly, more than 24,800 virus-infected patients are undergoing treatment at the moment at […]

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Sri Lanka records 21 more COVID-related fatalities

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 21 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Wednesday (October 13). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,429. Latest victims include 15 […]

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Daily count of new Covid-19 cases moves to 673

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Health Ministry reported that another 146 persons have tested positive for Covid-19 today, increasing the daily count of new cases to 673. This pushes the tally of coronavirus cases confirmed in the country thus far to 529,755. 24,722 patients infected with the virus are currently under treated across the island while total […]

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Trees native to Chile hold hope for new Covid-19 vaccine — will there be enough?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Courtesy NBC News By Reuters CASABLANCA, Chile — Down a dusty farm track in Chilean wine country, behind a wooden gate wrapped in chains, forestry experts are nursing a plantation of saplings whose bark holds the promise of potent vaccines. Quillay trees, technically known as Quillaja saponaria, are rare evergreens native to Chile that have long […]

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This rare tree is making COVID-19 vaccines

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Ricardo San Martin, a Chilean expert on the Quillay soapbark tree and its industrial uses (Reuters) These rare evergreens native to Chile have long been used by the indigenous Mapuche people to make soap and medicine One company has enough extract to develop 4.4 billion vaccine doses in 2022 Down a […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 680 COVID cases and 31 deaths in total within the day

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily total of COVID-19 cases moved to 680 today (October 13) as 167 more people were tested positive for the virus infection in Sri Lanka, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 528,415. According to the […]

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Sri Lanka records 23 more COVID-related deaths

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The total number of people, who died of COVID-19 infection in Sri Lanka, moved up as 23 more fatalities were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services on Monday (October 11). The new development has pushed the official death toll from the virus outbreak in the country to 13,377. Latest victims include 11 […]

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Daily count of COVID-19 cases at 671 today

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry says 151 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 671. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 527,735. As many as 490,800 recoveries and 13,377 deaths have […]

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Sri Lanka reports another 23 coronavirus deaths

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 23 coronavirus related deaths in the country, increasing the death toll in the country due to the virus to 13,354. According to the figures released by the Govt. Information Department, the deaths reported today include 11 males and 12 females.  Five of the victims […]

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