Dr Anton Sebastianpillai dies from COVID-19 at London hospital
Dr Anton Sebastianpillai, a consultant geriatrician, who qualified as a doctor in Sri Lanka in 1967 and specialised in treating the elderly at the Kingston Hospital, London has died after testing positive for Covid-19, on Saturday, BBC reported.
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Expedite COVID-19 testings as over 40,000 associated with confirmed cases: GMOA
Seventh death due to Covid-19 reported from Sri Lanka
A 48-year-old male has died at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) due to Coronavirus, reporting the 7th COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.
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Toll of Covid-19 cases rises to 188
Three more Covid-19 positive cases were reported today raising the total of cases to 188 in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.
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Deferment credit facilities
Send request letter before April 30: CBSL
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said banks and financial institutions should be informed before April 30 to obtain deferment credit facilities.
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Ensure families of the missing included in relief measures: OMP
The Office on Missing Persons (OMP) today requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Presidential Task Force Chairman Basil Rajapaksa to ensure that the families of the missing and disappeared are included in any proposed COVID-19 relief measures.
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SL rupee hits Rs. 200 against US Dollar
Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar making the selling rate to Rs.200.46, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka said.
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China accused of negligence
With individuals and groups in the US and the UK initiating legal action against the Chinese Government over the spread of the coronavirus, local groups in Sri Lanka are now preparing to do the same.
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Move a resolution in Parliament to raise borrowing limit-Mangala to gvt
While claiming that due to legal complications, there may also be delays in drawing down the USD 128 million (Rs. 24.4 billion) soft-loan granted by the World Bank Group for fighting COVID-19, former finance minister Mangala Samaraweera urged the government to immediately move a resolution in Parliament to raise the borrowing limit.
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Covid-19: Global death toll passes 80,000
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say at least 81,250 people have now died worldwide, while more than 1.4 million have been infected since the outbreak began.
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Permission to use service ID as curfew pass extended
The permission granted to use service identity card as a curfew pass for those engaged in essential services have been extended till April 30, Police said.
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Lanka Sathosa says spices with lotus flower packing will not be taken off shelves
Lanka Sathosa, the state run retail chain, has said that its spices which were packed with a design of a lotus flower on it, will not be removed from shelves, despite concerns raised by the Center for Monitoring Election Violence who has written to the National Elections Commission raising serious concerns of polls violation over it.
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All Ayurvedic Hospitals to remain open during curfew
The Presidential Task Force on Essential Services yesterday announced that all Ayurvedic Hospitals would be remained open despite the curfew imposed in the country.
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Wuhan reopens after months-long lockdown
China has reported zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time since it emerged as the nation on Wednesday scaled back lockdown standard and reopened the city of Wuhan, the New York Daily News reported.
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Govt. to shut down all economic centres
The Government has decided to close all Economic Centres in the country to prevent the people from gathering into economic centres exposing them to the COVID-19, informed sources said.
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How we fight the common enemy, COVID-19, will shape our destiny: PM
Making a special statement, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today commended the sacrifices made by all COVID-19 frontline workers and requested all citizens to stay at homes by following rules imposed for the benefit of all the citizens as everyone’s destiny will be decided by the way we conduct ourselves to defeat the common enemy, COVID-19.
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India gifts 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka
India gifted a 10 tonne consignment of essential life saving medicines to Sri Lanka, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
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Toll of Covid-19 cases rises to 183
Five Covid-19 infected patients were reported today, increasing the total cases to 183 in Sri Lanka the Health Ministry said.
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Recommendations from top Medical Professors towards an exit strategy
Six Chair Professors of Medicine (and Specialist Physicians) in Sri Lanka have expressed their opinion on an exit strategy from the current COVID-19 lockdown in Sri Lanka, recommending the current level of restriction should continue for now and be reviewed after the New Year among others.
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Four more Covid-19 patients recover
Four more Covid-19 infected patients recover and were discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today increasing the total recovered cases to 42, the Health Ministry said.
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80-year-old male dies due to Covid-19
An 80-year-old male has died at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) due to Coronavirus, reporting the 6th COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka, the Director General of Health Services said.
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