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Friday June 25th, 2021
Sri Lanka COVID 19

Sri Lanka to expand oxygen storage, boost hospital supply with concentrators: Health Minis...

Sri Lanka’s state hospital system has a daily demand of 40 tonnes for oxygen

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Sri Lanka booze ban drives lockdown hooch as US gives free beer for Corona jabs

In youtube, do-it-yourself hooch videos are generating wide interest

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Sri Lanka prepares for oil spill as burning X-Press Pearl spews cargo and charred debris

About half the 278 tonnes of oil on board the container vessel could spill

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Sri Lanka planet savers stop X-Press Pearl plastic pollution defying Coronavirus

Virgin polyethene granules are worth about 1000 US dollar a tonne.

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Sri Lanka doctors call for 14-day lockdown, Covid-19 deaths spiral up

New beds will not be able to keep pace with growing numbers of patients, doctors warned

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka expects 500,000 China vaccine gift on May 23, 3mn Sinopharm a week later

China has informed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of the decision

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Sri Lanka opposition slams ban on private imports of Covid-19 vaccines

Some philanthropists had offered to pay for and give vaccines free, he claimed

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus total soars over 3,600, daily Covid-19 deaths hit 36

Total deaths reached 1,051 on May 19

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Sri Lanka halts inbound passengers from May 23

Passengers can however depart the country.

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Isolated/locked down areas in Sri Lanka to control Coronavirus (May 21)

Mullativu added from 2300 hours May 17

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Sri Lanka re-imposes curfew-style Covid-19 controls from May 21, 2433 cases confirmed

There will be a break on May 25

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,275 Coronavirus cases, 21 Covid-19 deaths

With the latest deaths, the total went up to 962. Among the dead was a 37 year old man from Bandarawela.

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Sri Lanka to keep Coronavirus patients at home, 2,386 confirmed, 20 new Covid-19 deaths

"If symptoms worsen needing medical care they will be admitted to hospital."

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus patients, Covid-19 deaths climb to 29

Sri Lanka Medical Association had warned of a rise in deaths

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,269 Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 deaths 24

By the end of the day on May 13, 26,126 Coronavirus patients were under medical care after 1,145 were discharged.

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Sri Lanka Air Force to produce high flow oxygen units for Covid-19 patients

The Air Force was planning to produce 50 machines and was ready to make more

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Sri Lanka confirms 2,386 Coronavirus patients, 18 deaths as controls tightened

Public to travel out based on ID numbers. Nightly curfew-like restriction

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Sri Lanka slaps country-wide travel ban to contain coronavirus surge

Govt. stops dithering and takes action to contain the fast-spreading Covid-19 wave; total deaths reach 850

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Sri Lanka needs wider lockdowns; waiting list for ICU, non-Covid-19 patients dying: SLMA

"Unless action is instituted today, there will be an exponential rise of cases followed by a surge"

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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 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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