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Saturday October 23rd, 2021
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Sri Lanka's daily COVID-19 cases may be three times what tests suggest: Dr Fernandopulle

“We recommend that people be confined to their homes for at least two weeks to contain the spread."

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Sri Lanka issues fresh guidelines for bailing suspects to reduce prison overcrowding

Almost all prisons in Sri Lanka are overcrowded making it impossible for the authorities to control an outbreak within.

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All detained Sri Lankan workers in Saudi Arabia repatriated: embassy

The repatriated workers had been held in detention centers in Riyadh and Jeddah.

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Sri Lanka opp leader slams health ministry circular barring doctors from speaking to media

"No one in the medical profession is allowed to open their mouth about COVID-19," said Premadasa.

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Emirates further extends suspension of passengers from Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Emirates Airlines made this announcement on its website in line with UAE government directives.

Three areas in Mirihana Police Division isolated after 14 cases detected

The authorities have declared three areas in the Colombo district as isolated regions after 14 new Covid positive cases ...

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Fresh Covid cases in every district so please follow guidelines - Health officials

Sri Lanka’s health officials told reporters today that Covid positive patients have been reported from “every distri...

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Backlog of PCR test results hampering the fight against Covid - officials

A massive backlog in PCR testing has left people in quarantine centres stuck there longer than the mandatory 14-day peri...

Arjuna Ranawana

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586 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 9,791

Sri Lankan health officials identified 586 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (30), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Police hunting down people who left the Western Province before the curfew

Sri Lanka’s Police has launched an operation to hunt down people who left the Covid hit Western Province for holidays ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka finds 582 Coronavirus patients from 11,000 tests

Sri Lanka has found 582 Coronavirus patients on October 29, the health ministry said as a cluster from a fish market in ...

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Army inquiring into alleged incident in Welioya that led to Doctors’ protest

The Sri Lanka Army is inquiring into an allegation that a local commander had clashed with medical personnel in a Distri...

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Sri Lanka new COVID-19 wave rises to 5,731 cases; majority in Gampaha, Colombo

The new wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increased to 5,731 cases this afternoon, with a majority of cases reported from th...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka's commercial capital Colombo sees steep increase in Covid 19 patients

Sri Lanka’s Commercial capital the city of Colombo has seen a big jump in Covid cases and the Municipal Health Service...

Arjuna Ranawana

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335 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 9,205

Sri Lankan health officials identified 335 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (29), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Media not sticking to Covid reporting guidelines - Government

Sri Lanka is urging its Media to refrain showing the last rites of victims of Covid 19 as it brings pain and anguish to ...

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All buses and trains to and from Western Province suspended

All train and bus services within the Western Province, as well as connections to the rest of the country, will be suspe...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka awaiting foreign expert to fix Coronavirus PCR machine, Covid-19 total tops 9000

Sri Lanka is awaiting an expert from abroad to fix a high capacity machine which is out of order and is delaying test re...

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Sri Lanka finds 335 Coronavirus cases in traced contacts and targeted Covid-19 sampling

Sri Lanka has found 335 new Coronavirus cases on October 28 taking the total in new clusters to 5,731, health ministry d...

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211 new COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka today; new cluster totals 5,606

Sri Lanka confirmed new 211 novel coronavirus cases on October 28 including an employee at the Government Information De...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Long-weekend curfew in Western Province; COVID-19 spreading faster than before: Sri Lanka army chief

Sri Lanka will impose quarantine curfew in the entire Western Province from midnight tomorrow (October 29) until 5 am Mo...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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457 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 8,870

Sri Lankan health officials identified 457 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (28), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka public should avoid crossing district borders: Army Chief

Members of the public should avoid crossing district borders and residents in Colombo in particular should not go out un...

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus curfew in Homagama, Panadura, Moratuwa, 457 new Covid-19 cases

Sri Lanka has imposed Coronavirus curfew in Homagama, Moratuwa, Panadura North and Panadura South police areas as 457 ne...

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AG orders criminal investigation into Covid spread from Brandix plant

The Attorney General has ordered police to conduct a criminal investigation into the spread of the Covid 19 virus in and...

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