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Friday January 28th, 2022
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Public places to be out of bounds to unboostered Sri Lankans

"Every citizen has the right to be protected from harm and the right to live."

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Omicron replaces Delta as dominant COVID-19 variant in Sri Lanka

Hospitalisations have also increased, along with the number of patients needing oxygen.

4 min read

COVID-19 hospitalisations rise in Sri Lanka as booster vials gather dust

"If the public refuses to take the booster dose now, it will expire by July 2022."

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Sri Lanka detects 75 more Omicron patients, health expert says

Health experts had speculated Omicron to become the dominant variant due to its high transmissible nature

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Sri Lanka sets up 108 centers for Covid-hit children to face Scholarship exam

Department of Examination facilitates Scholarship exams for Covid-positive students

COVID-19 on the rise again in Sri Lanka; 800+ new cases a second day running

Around 15,279 patients are currently receiving treatment in hospital or at home.

Sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka; children, pregnant among infected

Sri Lanka detected 829 new infections on Wednesday (19), a notable increase in daily cases.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka state minister rules out fourth COVID-19 jab

Denmark recently became the first European country to offer a fourth dose, following Israel and Chile.

Dulya de Silva

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Long weekend trips could mean COVID-19 spike soon, Sri Lanka officials warn

Health officials continue to urge the public to get the booster dose of the vaccine.

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

Omicron spreading faster than Delta in Sri Lanka: expert

The new cases were found mainly in Colombo, Galle, Matara, Kandy, Trincomalee and Gamapha districts, he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka doctors say Covid-19 booster can slash hospitalization by 90-pct

An uptrend is being seen in infections doctors say

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka doctors urge child vaccination to prevent long COVID

"Sometimes these children can get multi system inflammatory syndrome (MIS) due to COVID infection."

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka has acquired all COVID-19 jabs needed to vax population: SPC chief

Gunasena claimed the country's vaccine rollout is among the global top 10.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka Air Force sets up 24/7 vaccination centre at Colombo int'l airport

Around 4.2 million have been given the Pfizer jab as a booster dose so far.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka health authorities worried over booster hesitancy as Omicron spreads

"People were informed and were motivated to get the elderly population jabbed when vaccine was first available."

Chanka Jayasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka to vaccinate children aged 12-15 against COVID-19 from Friday (07)

"I hope the public seizes this opportunity and aids us in our fight against the pandemic," the minister tweeted.

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka health authorities fear spike in cases as Omicron spread accelerates

"We urge the public not to postpone vaccination. Get your jab at the right time," he said.

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka Easter bombings suspect dies in hospital

He was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital on December 01

Neshella Perera

1 min read

Sri Lanka former health minister tests positive for COVID-19

Close contact of Seneratne have also been directed to home quarantine.

Chanka Jayasinghe

1 min read

Focus on minimising spread, not variants, Sri Lanka health officials say as Omicron cases rise

"There is no use going behind a number now since it is already in the country."

Chanka Jayasinghe

3 min read

Sputnik jab dashes hopes of Sri Lankans looking to go abroad; encouraged to get Pfizer

"As far as the pandemic is concerned, at that time we had some relief and some kind of redress for that,"

Aathmika Mahasenan

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Sri Lanka delays vaccination card mandate owing to technical challenge

“We have looked at alternatives to make it easier,” he said.

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus vaccinates 63-pct of population, 18-pct gets third dose

Pfizer rolled out as third dose

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Sri Lanka detects 41 new Omicron cases; expert believes most from abroad

So far Sri Lanka detected 45 Omicron infections in the country.

Mahadiya Hamza

2 min read

Scaremongering has led to booster hesitation in Sri Lanka: doctors union

“This is a very unfortunate situation,” he said.

2 min read

Sri Lanka makes vaccination card mandatory after Omicron detection

The government claims that it has vaccinated over 70% of its over 18 year population so far.

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