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Tuesday May 11th, 2021
Health

Sri Lanka eyes 3mn Sinopharm Covid-19 doses to ramp up Coronavirus vaccination drive

Another 85,000 Sputnik vaccine doses expected soon

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,624 Coronavirus cases, 3-month baby among 26 Covid-19 fatalities

Deaths reported rose to a new high of 26 taking the total to 827

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Sri Lanka imposes inter-province travel restrictions in effort to contain COVID-19

Adhering to health guidelines will contribute towards the public’s health and well-being, the statement said.

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Sri Lanka to purchase 900,000 doses of Pfizer-BionTech COVID-19 vaccine in July

The Pfizer-BionTech jab has shown an efficacy of 95% against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection, the WHO said.

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Sri Lanka's Dept of Motor Traffic further suspends services due to COVID-19

Driving licenses expiring between April 01 and September 01 have been extended for six months, he said

Imesh Ranasinghe
Sri Lanka will not go into lockdown but travel restrictions may be imposed: Report

The decision was taken based on the recommendation of experts, the army chief said.

Sri Lanka confirms 2,672 Coronavirus cases in new high, total Covid-19 deaths top 800

The Health Ministry said 20,657 patients were under medical care by 2025 hours on May 09 up from 17,985

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Sri Lanka eyes Coronavirus home management, Covid-19 deaths rise to 22

"If the patients number continues to increase there may come a time where patients need to stay at home"

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Sri Lanka finds Indian Coronavirus variant inside quarantine

A UK variant has triggered a third wave putting pressure on hospitals

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths hit new high of 19, Covid-19 cases 1,914

Patients in treatment centres and hospitals rose to 16,916 as authorities scrambled to add new hospital beds

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Sri Lanka may go into lockdown if situation calls for it: State Minister Fernandopulle

“We cannot agree to a lockdown unless there is an express scientific need for it,” she said.

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Sri Lanka approves Pfizer-BionTech jab for emergency use; five million doses ordered

The WHO approved the Pfizer jab for emergency use on December 31 last year.

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WHO chief to help Sri Lanka secure more AstraZeneca: President Rajapaksa

Tedros will “make effort to fulfill Sri Lanka’s need” for the doses, the president said.

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Schools, universities, tutories to remain shut in Sri Lanka amid COVID-19 resurgance

"Students' health is priority at the moment," Peiris told reporters today.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus test delays dangerous, hire retirees to battle Covid-19: PHI union

Due to the delay their test result, their second level contacts will still be roaming in the community: Union Secy

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Army converts apparel factory into COVID-19 facility as Sri Lanka scrambles for beds

State Minister Dr Sudarshini Fernadopulle told EconomyNext today that bed capacity is “almost full”.

Mahadiya Hamza and Chanka Jayasinghe

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Updated list of locked down/isolated areas in Sri Lanka (May 11)

A regularly updated list of all locked down or isolated areas in Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka to rely on Sputnik V, as search continues for more AstraZeneca

"We can inoculate at least half that number with Sputnik V,” he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka restricts inbound passengers from India as COVID-19 cases surge

"Aircraft, cargo and seafarers will keep coming but they will not be allowed to disembark," he said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths climb to 14 a day, total cases 1,939 in new high

A day earlier the total hospitalized climbed to 13,814

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Sri Lanka to start Sputnik V rollout tomorrow: Minister

Fifteen thousand doses of the jab arrived in the island on May 04 for a trial rollout.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Sri Lanka sees hospitalization delays as authorities scramble new Covid-19 beds

Most delays in Colombo, Kaluthara, Kurunegala, Gampaha and Matale districts.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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USD 50 million allocated to repair fighter jets as COVID-19 rages: Sri Lanka Opp Leader

The funds should be prioritised to combat the epidemic, said Premadasa

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka to expand Coronavirus ICU, HDU beds, non-invasive ventilation in Covid-19 wave

Total daily Coronavirus cases 1,914, domestic cases 1,860.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Bungalows, guesthouses, campsites in Sri Lanka barred for visitors

Guidelines will be issued shortly on how to rebook, a statement said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Govt denies undue political influence in relaxing Piliyandala lockdown

"I have a right to speak up for my constituents," said Minister Gamini Lokuge

Chanka Jayasinghe

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