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Saturday November 27th, 2021
Health

Fifty thousand doses of Sputnik V to arrive in Sri Lanka on May 28

The May 28 consignment will be followed by another 900,000 doses of Sputnik V at some point in June

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Sri Lanka declares public services including ports, state banks, transport essential

An extraordinary gazette notification declaring these services  essential was issued May 27 afternoon.

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Sri Lanka to administer 125,000 doses of Sinopharm in Galle, Matara, Kurunegala

Sri Lanka expects to vaccinate 60 to 70 percent of the population by the end of the year, Minister Pathirana said.

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12,000 Grama Niladharis in Sri Lanka on strike demanding jabs

Three GN officers out of 50 infected have already died of COVID-19, with another 100 quarantined.

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Sri Lanka gets 727,000 more AstraZeneca Vaccines from Japan

Japans says Sri Lanka govt vaccinating people fast

Government to regulate PCR testing by the private sector – Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka is to regulate Covid 19 testing being carried out by the private sector the, country’s Ministry of Health an...

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‘Miracle water’ to contain COVID-19 in Sri Lanka

A faith healer with VIP clients who claims supernatural powers has persuaded Sr Lanka's Health Minister Pavithra Wanniar...

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Suicide victim added to Sri Lanka's COVID-19 death tally

Sri Lanka’s health authorities reported its 22nd COVID-19 death today (02), however there is confusion regarding the r...

Mahadiya Hamza

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Autopsy being conducted on remains of special needs man to check for Covid

A post-mortem examination of the remains of the 36-year-old man with special needs who allegedly took his own life when ...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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397 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 11,060

Sri Lankan health officials identified 397 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (02), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka stock market to operate on Monday

Sri Lanka's Colombo Stock Exchange said it will open for trading on Monday after Coronavirus curfews were extended till ...

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Sri Lanka Covid-19 PCR tested Coronavirus contacts asked to stay at home amid delays

Sri Lanka is appealing Coronavirus contacts to stay at home amid delays in testing and hospitalization as curfews were e...

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Sri Lanka confirms 21st COVID-19 death; 397 new cases today

Sri Lanka recorded its 21st COVID-19 death yesterday, a 40-year-old male that was undergoing treatment at the National H...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka turns to divine help to contain Covid-19

Sri Lanka sought spiritual help Sunday to contain the surge in coronavirus infections even as the authorities relaxed ho...

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239 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka; total cases rise to 10,663

Sri Lankan health officials identified 239 new COVID-19 patients over a 24-hour period that ended at 6am today (01), the...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka finds 239 new Covid-19 cases from 12,000 Coronavirus tests

Sri Lanka has confirmed 239 Covid-19 patients from 12,000 Coronavirus tests Conducted on October 31, official data showe...

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Sri Lanka current Covid-19 outbreak from Denmark-Sweden SARS-Cov-2 strain

Sri Lanka's current Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak is caused by a strain of SARS-CoV-2 found in Denmark and Swe...

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137 new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka today; total cases rise to 10,424

Sri Lankan health officials identified 137 new COVID-19 patients today (31) increasing the number of covid patients in t...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Only one machine is malfunctioning but lab is still conducting PCR tests – Officials said

Chinese technicians who have been rushed to Sri Lanka will be recalibrating machines carrying out PCR testing at a labor...

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Asymptomatic Covid patients to be cared for in non-hospital locations – Cabinet spokesman

With Covid patient numbers nearing the maximum number of available hospital beds President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordere...

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Sri Lanka records 20th COVID-19 death; 633 new patients

Sri Lanka recorded its 20th COVID-19 death a short while ago, a 54-year-old female that was undergoing treatment in the ...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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Sri Lanka active Coronavirus cases rise towards 6000, Covid-19 discharge relaxed

Sri Lanka has confirmed 633 Coronavirus patients on October 30, official data showed, with active cases reaching towards...

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Sri Lanka confirms 633 Coronavirus patients, Covid-19 total tops 10,000 amid rising concerns

Sri Lanka has confirmed 633 Coronavirus patients on October 30, taking the total over 10,424 official data showed, amid ...

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Several areas in Mirihana and Kurunegala isolated following COVID-19 confirmation

Sri Lanka health authorities have isolated several areas in Mirihana and Kurunegala after identifying new COVID-19 posit...

Chanka Jayasinghe

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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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