Author Archive for Health

Sinopharm vaccine for senior citizens

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Picture shows people are receiving Sinopharm Vaccine as protection against Covid-19 in Colombo today. The Government earlier decided to inoculate the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines for citizens over 60-years of age. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana.

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Sri Lanka’s COVID death toll crosses 1,000

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s novel coronavirus death toll crossed the grim milestone of 1,000 today (May 18), as the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 34 new victims. This is reportedly the highest number of fatalities the country registered in a single day following the outbreak of the pandemic last year. As per official data, Sri […]

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Sri Lanka registers 2,518 COVID cases on Tuesday

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 784 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on Sunday (May 18), as the daily count of new cases moved to 2,518. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 147,720. According to the […]

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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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Updated announcement on islandwide travel restrictions

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Army Commander General Shavendra Silva says that travel restrictions will be imposed across the island from 11.00 p.m. on Friday (May 21) to 4.00 a.m. on Tuesday (May 25). He stated that island-wide travel restrictions will be imposed once again from 11.00 p.m. on Tuesday (May 25) to 4.00 a.m. on May 28 […]

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Nineteen more Covid-19 deaths reported on Monday

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that Sri Lanka has reported 19 more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday (May 17). As per the Department of Government Information, the reported deaths had occurred between May 10 and May 17. They are identified as residents of Boralesgamuwa, Medakimbieeya, Waskaduwa, Maggona, Kalutara, Payagala, […]

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Daily coronavirus case count climbs to 2,433

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 854 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,433. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 145,202. As many as 119,629 recoveries and 962 deaths […]

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COVID-19 infected patients to be directed to nearest treatment center

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that a decision has been taken to direct COVID-19 infected patients to treatment facilities or intermediate care centres closest to their residences, for the necessary treatment. The decision has been taken after considering the severe stress that affects individuals and their families when they become infected with the virus. The […]

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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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යුකේ‍්‍රන සංචාරක බුබුලෙන් කොරෝනා පැතිරුනේ නෑ..- උදයංග

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් සංචාරක බුබුලු හරහා මෙරටට පැමිණ යුක්‍රේන ජාතික සංචාරකයන් හරහා මෙරටට කොරෝනා පැතිරීමක් සිදු වූ බවට කිසිදු සාක්ෂියක් නැති බව රුසියාවේ හිටපු ශ්‍රී ලංකා තානාපති උදයංග වීරතුංග මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. සංචාරක බුබුල නියාමන අවධියේදී කොරෝනා වෛරසය යුක්රේන ජාතිකයන් හරහා මහජනතාවට පැතිරීමක් වාර්තා වී නැතැයි ද ඔහු කියා සිටී. එනිසා ඒ සම්බන්ධයෙන් […]

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Vaccination with Sinopharm progressing in Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 16 (Xinhua/newsin.asia/Economynext): People in Colombo and other parts of Sri Lanka are queuing up to get jabs of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. As on May 16, Sri Lanka had 140,000 Covid positive cases and 941 had died. Currently, Sri Lanka has a stock of close to 600,000 Sinopharm doses which were […]

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COVID: 21 more victims move death toll to 962

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll saw an uptick today (May 16) as the Director-General of Health Services confirmed 21 more victims. As per official data, new fatalities have moved the total to 962. The deaths were reported from Anuradhapura, Motaruwa, Mirigama, Nebada, Badulla, Bulathsinhala, Imaduwa, Muruthgahamula, Ingiriya, Gelioya, Jaffna, Handapangoda, Habaraduwa, Emibilipitiya, Nakiyadeniya, […]

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Daily COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka hit 2,275

Sunday, May 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 543 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on Sunday (May 16), as the daily count of new cases moved to 2,275. According to the Government Information Department, 2,212 of the new cases reported today are associated with the New Year […]

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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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More than 61,000 vaccinated with Sinopharm COVID jabs yesterday

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has vaccinated a total of 61,882 individuals with Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine on Friday (May 14), says State Minister of Production, Supply and Regulation of Pharmaceuticals Prof. Channa Jayasumana. The first dose of the Sinopharm vaccine has been given to 276,762 people so far after it was rolled out among Sri Lankan […]

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20 more COVID-19 deaths pushes toll to 941

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director-General of Health Services confirmed that Sri Lanka has reported 20 more deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday (May 15). As per the Department of Government Information, the reported deaths had occurred between May 07 and May 15. Among the deceased are 09 female patients and 11 male patients. They […]

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2,371 coronavirus cases reported in Sri Lanka today

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 585 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,371. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 140,471. As many as 117,220 recoveries and 921 deaths […]

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Covid vaccine centres open in Sri Lanka: 56 vaccination centers operating today

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 14 (NewsWire) – The coronavirus vaccination programme will be conducted today, despite an islandwide travel restriction being enforced from today till Monday (17). The vaccination programme will be carried out in 56 vaccination centres in the Colombo, Gampaha and Kalutara Districts. The public will be permitted to travel to their nearest […]

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Vaccination drive to move to other districts after process concludes in W. Province

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The vaccination program will be expanded to Kandy, Kurunegala and Ratnapura districts after concluding the process in Western Province, Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi said today. People in selected MOH areas of the aforesaid three districts will be administered COVID jabs, the she stated delivering a statement on the country’s inoculation drive. As […]

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Daily COVID-19 cases count leaps to 2,269

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reported that 1,380 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka on Friday (May 14), as the daily count of new cases moved to 2,269. According to the Government Information Department, the new cases reported today are associated with the New Year coronavirus cluster. […]

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID deaths hit record high as total exceeds 900

Friday, May 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed the 900-mark today (May 14) as 31 more victims were confirmed by the Director-General of Health Services. This is reportedly the highest-ever coronavirus deaths Sri Lanka has posted in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic last year. According to Epidemiology Unit’s data, new fatalities […]

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Coronavirus: 24 fatalities moves death toll to 892

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services today confirmed another 24 deaths that had occurred during the period from 08th to 13th May, due to Covid-19 virus infection. Accordingly, the total number of deaths due to Covid-19 infection in Sri Lanka has now moved to 892.#

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Sri Lanka’s daily coronavirus cases count climbs to 2,249

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Health says that another 1,174 persons have tested positive for coronavirus in the country, increasing today’s tally of Covid-19 cases to 2,249. All new cases reported today are associated with the New Year Covid-19 cluster.  This brings the Sri Lanka’s total coronavirus cases count to 135,796 while total recoveries stand […]

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People over 60 years without health complications to receive Sinopharm jabs

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka has decided to administer the first dose of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to people who are over the age of 60 years, without any health complications. State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle said the decision was taken during meeting of the Presidential Task Force […]

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Covid: Will UK vaccine success keep virus at bay?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Nick Triggle Health correspondent Courtesy BBC Next week will see the most significant lifting of restrictions yet in England, with indoor mixing to be allowed. The rest of the UK is making similar steps. It means the onus is increasingly shifting on to the vaccines, rather than social distancing and restrictions, to keep the virus […]

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Sri Lanka registers 2,573 new COVID cases within the day

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 957 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 2,386. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 133,484. As many as 107,657 recoveries and 801 deaths […]

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All local, foreign overseas arrivals to undergo 14-day mandatory quarantine

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana As per new health guidelines, all overseas arrivals including Sri Lankans should undergo a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days at a quarantine facility. This measure will be carried out irrespective of their COVID-19 vaccination status, Director General of Health Services Dr. Asela Gunawardena stated issuing a notice today (May 12). Sri Lankan […]

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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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Vaccine Maitri grounded, neighbours turn to China for relief

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Times of India NEW DELHI: With the government’s Vaccine Maitri grounded for .. Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/82539367.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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