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.
07 Apr 2020 - 14 - 12341COVID-19 spread may be slowing in high temperature - SL researcher
Expedite COVID-19 testings as over 40,000 associated with confirmed cases: GMOA
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 centers 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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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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UK PM Boris Johnson moved to ICU as symptoms worsen
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms ’’worsened’’, Downing Street has said.
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President, SJB request employers to pay attention to stranded workers
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa today requested the employers to pay attention to their employees who could be stranded in the urban areas without being able to return home due to the current situation in the country.
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Payments via Outward Investment Accounts for overseas investments suspended
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today issued an Extraordinary Gazette suspending Sri Lankans from making payments through Outward Investment Accounts for overseas investments for three months.
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Dullas, Gamini & many others make donations to COVID-19 Fund
Ministers Dullas Alahapperuma, Gamini Lokuge and several institutions and private companies have made donations to the COVID-19 Fund within two days increasing its balance to Rs.380 million.
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Curfew in 6 districts to continue
The curfew in 19 districts except in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna will be lifted on April 9 at 6.00 am and re-imposed at 4.00 pm on the same day, the President’s Media Division said.
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15 staff members of Apeksha Hospital sent to quarantine centre
At least 15 staff members of the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama had to be moved to a quarantine centre after a patient, who was later tested positive for COVID-19, arrived to obtain treatment from the OPD, Hospital Director Dr. Wasantha Dissanayake said.
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German heart patient also brought to SL from MSC Magnifica
A 75-year-old German female passenger who was aboard the cruise ship MSC Magnifica, was also brought to the country along with the Sri Lankan chef by the Sri Lanka Navy this morning after considering her deteriorating health condition.
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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus.
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SL rupee hits Rs. 199 against US Dollar
Sri Lankan Rupee has further depreciated against the US Dollar making the selling rate to Rs.199.40, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka said.
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Corona deaths top 100 in India
The Indian Union Health Ministry on Monday said 109 deaths were reported across the country due to Coronavirus, and the total number of infected cases so far has risen to 4067.
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Sri Lanka curfew forces cricket team to improve fitness
Sri Lanka’s cricket team have been ordered onto customised home training regimes during the coronavirus lockdown by coach Mickey Arthur following frequent accusations of poor fitness.
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Jailor nabbed with heroin
A 24-year old jailor of the Anuradhapura Prison had been arrested on charges of possession of heroin inside the prison, the police said.
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