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Sri Lanka finds first case of Omicron Coronavirus variant

Today we have found one Omicron infected person from our labs

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Sri Lanka HIV spread due to unprotected sex, undiagnosed cases about 1,000

For the first two quarters 19 deaths have occurred due to HIV

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Sri Lanka drug shortages being cleared soon, some have alternatives: Minister

Drugs that are in short supply will be restocked in the next few weeks, medical authorities said.

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Sri Lanka to have lockdown-free Christmas, says govt, as Omicron threat looms

"The health as well as the economy and social security of the country are in the hands of the general public."

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Sri Lanka to largely stick with current travel guidelines for tourists for now

A top official at Sri Lanka's foreign ministry said the current travel guidelines are unlikely to be changed.

As Omicron looms, Sri Laka health experts call for accelerated vaccine rollout

Sri Lanka now has fully vaccinated 13.7 million so far.

Chanka Jayasinghe

4 min read

Sri Lanka warned to get vaccines, be cautions as new variant found

Countries have generally not succeeded in blocking new variants from coming in

Chanka Jayasinghe

5 min read

Omicron variant: Sri Lanka to ban inbound travellers from six African countries

The ban will go into effect from 0000hours on November 28.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

Sri Lanka on alert for heavily mutated variant of SARS-CoV-2; caution advised

The variant, named B.1.1.529 was first detected on November 24.

Chanka Jayasinghe

4 min read

Sri Lanka Met Dept warns heavy rains and floods due to atmospheric disturbance

"Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected elsewhere in the island," it said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Do not treat symptoms of untested COVID-19 patients, Sri Lanka health official warns

"If you treat the symptoms different medications may be used and that can severely affect the condition of the patient."

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka to introduce cashless QR code payment system at expressway toll booths

LankaClear has been driving digital transactions in the country by introducing several products to the market.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Sri Lanka health workers to go on token strike Nov 24, 25

"Do not come saying whoever wants to leave can leave or it is unfair that workers are going for a strike at this time."

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

New COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka to increasingly be among vaxxed; lockdown incoming?

According to official data, Sri Lanka has vaccinated more than 62 percent of the total population as of Tuesday.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Lanka Premier League T20 series: Sri Lanka to allow limited crowds at stands

The 2021 LPL T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from December 5 to 23.

Mahadiya Hamza

1 min read

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Sri Lanka COVID-19: Cases of unknown origin rising, hospitalisation at approx 50 pct

“Even 700 cases a day is considered a critical situation,” said Dr Herath.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka confirms new sub lineage of Delta strain of SARS-CoV-2

He said out of the samples tested in the USJ laboratory, 288 were confirmed to be AY 104 variant.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Govt doing all it can to contain COVID-19; rest up to public: Sri Lanka health minister

"There has to be some sacrifices from the side of the people too at a time like this,” he added.

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New COVID-19 clusters detected in Sri Lanka; authorities blame public gatherings

"Most of these are due to public gatherings such as ceremonies, funerals and other events," Gunawardena said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Schools in Sri Lanka may be shut again if current COVID-19 case trend continues: officials

"Adults must act responsibly as the virus is more likely to transfer from them to children."

Chanka Jayasinghe

6 min read

Sri Lanka technical committee approves Molnupiravir anti-COVID drug

The health ministry is awaiting official approval from the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA).

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Rains subside in Sri Lanka, but death toll rises to 26; 12,000 still stranded

Landslides will continue to be in effect until further notice in Kegalle, Kandy and Kurunegala districts.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to set up three new 'techno parks' by 2023

Three new techno-parks are proposed to commence in Habarana, Nuwaraeliya (Mahagasthota), Kandy (Digana), he said.

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Sri Lanka health officials warn of increased COVID-19 severity, death if spread continues

"Vaccination doesn't protect everyone," Samannayaka said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka rainstorm kills 25, swimming in floodwaters adds to toll

"Most of the deaths were due to people going for a swim or a boat ride in the flood areas," said Kodippili.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

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