Over 20,000 COVID-19 test kits to arrive from China today
Some 20,064 COVID-19 test kits (PCR-Fluorescence Probing) donated by the Alibaba Foundation in collaboration with the Jack Ma Foundation will arrive in Sri Lanka tonight from Shanghai, the Chinese Embassy said.
10 Apr 2020 - 11 - 2458COVID-19 spread may be slowing in high temperature - SL researcher
Expedite COVID-19 testings as over 40,000 associated with confirmed cases: GMOA
Special flight carrying COVID-19 test kits arrives
A special flight from Shanghai, China carrying some 20,064 COVID-19 test kits (PCR-Fluorescence Probing) donated by the Alibaba Foundation in collaboration with the Jack Ma Foundation arrived in Sri Lanka this evening, official sources said.
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Four more COVID-19 patients recover
Four more COVID-19 infected patients have been discharged from the hospital after being recovered, increasing the total number of recovered cases to 54, the Health Ministry said.
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All pharmacies except in high risk areas to open from 9 am to 2 pm
All Pharmacies in the country, except for the districts that have been identified as high-risk and areas that have been completely sealed off due to quarantine measures, will be kept open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. a statement said.
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British visitors in SL advised to return
In an urgent message to British nationals and British tourists currently in Sri Lanka, British High Commissioner Sarah Hulton said they should immediately return to their country when flights are still available.
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SLPP suspends membership of Thanamalwila PS member
The SLPP party membership of Thanamalwila Pradeshiya Sabha member Nalaka Ranaweera, who was arrested for raping a 13-year-old girl in Sevanagala, has been suspended.
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Let’s be together in spirit this Sinhalese & Tamil New Year: Aussie PM
In a message for the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, ’’though we cannot gather together in our homes or congregate in public celebration for the New Year, we can be together in spirit.
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Rice mills declared an essential service
Services of the owners of all rice mills have been declared an essential service under the COVID-19 quarantine process since the provision of essential foods and rice production storage and distribution is imperative to ensure food security, the President’s Media Division said.
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50 recovered so far from Covid-19 in Sri Lanka
One more Covid-19 infected patient recovered and was discharged increasing the total number of recovered cases to 50, the Health Ministry said.
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SLPP to throw out PS member arrested over alleged rape of minor
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is to terminate the membership of a Pradeshiya Sabha member from the Moneragala District R. A. Ranaweera, after he, along with five others was arrested over the alleged rape of a minor girl, the Daily Mirror learns.
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Open letter from Chinese Embassy
The following is a letter sent by Luo Chong the Spokesperson and Chief of Political Section of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Sri Lanka addressed to Chairman, Wijeya Newspapers Limited with reference to two articles that appeared in the newspaper.we have reproduced the letter while editing out references not relevant to the Daily Mirror.
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GMOA writes to Prez against circular on quarantining of high risk persons
The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has raised concerns to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa regarding a circular issued by Director General of Health Services, on quarantining of high risk individuals.
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Former MP Mastan instructed to self-quarantine
Former UPFA Wanni District MP Cadar Mastan has been instructed by the Public Health Inspectors to self-quarantine after he had attended a funeral held at Tharapuram in Mannar which was also attended by a patient who had tested positive for the COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Fund balance surpasses Rs.585mn with public donations
The balance of the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund has surpassed over Rs.585 million with the public donations made by today, the President’s Media Division said.
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President seeks medical experts’ opinion on defeating COVID-19
A meeting between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and medical experts representing various fields was held at the Presidential Secretariat, today (09) with the aim of obtaining much needed expert medical opinion on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country promptly.
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Bhutan to send 2nd flight to repatriate Bhutanese nationals in SL
The Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) has arranged for a 2nd relief flight to repatriate Bhutanese nationals in Sri Lanka.
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No need to consult SC, date for fixing poll is NEC’s responsibility – Pres.Sec
President’s Secretary P.B.Jayasundara in a reply to the Chairman of Election Commission said that the date for fixing the poll is the responsibility of the Election Commission and therefore the question of reference to the Supreme Court in terms of Article 129 of the Constitution does not arise.
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AG formulates guidelines to reduce prison overcrowding
After considering the COVID-19 situation and the prison overcrowding in the country, Attorney General Dappula de Livera has issued a set of guidelines to the Acting IGP on granting bail to the detainees.
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U.S grants USD1.3mn to protect healthcare workers and improve COVID-19 testing
The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $1.3 million USD to help protect healthcare workers and slow the spread of the virus with infection prevention and control support, the US embassy in Colombo said.
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‘MyHealth Sri Lanka’ mobile app launched to consult doctors
The Ministry of Health together with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) has introduced a mobile app to consult doctors and receive prescriptions, the President’s Media Division said.
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