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Sunday July 25th, 2021
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Doctors and health officials disagree on imminent fourth wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

“There is potential for a fourth wave. We won’t deny that,” he said.

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No sign of AstraZeneca second dose yet as Sri Lanka continues to receive more Sinopoharm

Sri Lanka has so far acquired 9.1 million doses of Sinopharm in total.

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United States gives Sri Lanka 500,000 coronavirus rapid tests

Rapid tests detect antigens and gives a results fast

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Sri Lanka's COVID-19 third wave claims over 3,200 lives in just three months

A breakdown of the numbers so far, as recorded by the health ministry’s epidemiology unit:

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5.6 million Sri Lankans receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

So far 5,675,329 have received the first dose of one of the five vaccines being rolled out in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka receives more Pfizer; vaccination of Mannar, Vavuniya residents to continue

Sri Lanka has so far received a total of 126,000 doses of the US-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine.

Quarantined protestors in Sri Lanka released several days short of 14-day isolation period

The union members had been arrested for engaged in protests that police said were in violation of a ban on protests.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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"Doubtful" data has led to diminished public concern over COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: GMOA

Though vaccination has taken place, the danger of the virus persists, the GMOA member said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Nineteen more Delta cases detected in Sri Lanka; officials warn of possible rapid spread

"We identified several clusters over the past few days," Deputy Director General of Public Health Dr Susi Perera said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka gets US$1.5mn Moderna Coronavirus vaccines from America

Vaccines on chartered aircraft

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Sri Lanka relaxes public transport between provinces for essential workers

The railway department has also increased the number of train trips in the western province to 103

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka sets new single-day COVID-19 vaccination record with 300,000+ jabs

Sri Lanka’s vaccine rollout is continuing in 243 vaccination centres in 20 districts around the island.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Japan to give 1.45mn AstraZeneca vaccines to Sri Lanka

To arrive in Sri Lanka in the next few weeks

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Sri Lanka records highest single-day COVID-19 vaccinations yet

The vaccine rollout is continuing in 243 vaccination centres in 20 districts around the island, the health ministry said

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka to take "first steps" in reopening schools in August: education minister

"Distance or online learning is a satisfactory substitute for classroom activity."

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Sri Lanka health ministry launches website for vaccine registration in western province

A mobile number must be entered to register.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Forced quarantine of protestors: Teachers' unions in Sri Lanka refuse to teach online

The teachers’ unions also demand solutions to teacher principal salary anomalies and problems in online teaching.

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka receives more Pfizer; 18,348 have received at least one dose so far

The vials arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 2.40am Monday (12).

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka acquires two million more doses of Sinopharm; rollout to begin Monday

This is the single largest consignment of a COVID-19 vaccine to arrive in the island yet.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka relaxes more COVID-19 restrictions even as threat of delta looms

Cinemas, museums, theatres are also allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity

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Sri Lanka to vaccinate 100% of over-30 Western province population in July: president

"We are trying our best to reboot the economy as soon as possible by bringing in the vaccines we need," he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Over 1,000 Sri Lankan students flying abroad have registered for Pfizer jab: army chief

Fisherfolk in Mannar who are thought to interact with Indian fishermen will also receive the US-made vaccine.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka main opposition SJB files FR petitions against protestor arrests: report

The submissions were made a day after Sri Lanka police arrested over 40 protestors in Colombo and elsewhere.

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Sri Lanka to give Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine to Mannar fishermen and students

Studies have found Pfizer vaccine to be substantially effective against Delta variant

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Free hotel quarantine for Sri Lanka's returning migrant workers put on hold

However, workers who have yet to return can opt for government quarantine facilities which will also be free of charge.

Mahadiya Hamza

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Migrant workers returning to Sri Lanka get free hotel quarantine: minister

Quarantine faculties are provided free of charge in 14 hotels across the country, the minister said.

Mahadiya Hamza

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