20th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 20th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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Gampaha reports highest COVID-19 cases yesterday

The highest number of coronavirus cases among the 633 individuals, who tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, have been reported from the Gampaha District.

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EU says World Health Organization should have more power to investigate outbreaks

European countries are calling for the World Health Organization to be given greater powers to independently investigate outbreaks and compel countries to provide more data, after the devastating coronavirus pandemic highlighted the agency’s numerous shortcomings.

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Persons who left Western Province to be quarantined at the places they are right now

Those who had left Western Province or Kuliyapitiya on 29 & 30 October are subjected to 14 days self quarantine at their current places of accommodation, says police media spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 30 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 30 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Police operation to trace those who left Western Province before curfew

Sri Lanka Police have mounted a special operation to trace those who had stepped out of the Western Province yesterday disregarding the request.

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Sudarshana Pathirana appointed new Air Force Commander

Air Vice-Marshal Sudarshana Karagoda Pathirana has been appointed as the new Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF).

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Results of 10,000 PCR Samples Held Up

Due to the lack of testing capacity in laboratories, results of around 10,000 PCR samples collected from suspected COVID-19 cases could not be released in four hospitals including the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital, and this has complicated the efforts by authorities to control the spread of the virus.

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President assured Cabinet MCC won’t be signed – Wimal

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had assured the Cabinet of ministers that his government wouldn’t sign the MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation) agreement, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa yesterday (29) said.

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State institutions ordered to ‘work from home’

State institutions in the Western Province and other main cities have been ordered to ‘work from home’ in order to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 29 October 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 29 October 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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Pompeo says China ‘gravest threat’ to religious freedom

China is the “gravest threat” to the future of religious freedom, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, in his latest verbal assault on Beijing during a whirlwind Asian tour.

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20th Amendment becomes the Law of the country

Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has signed the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution today (29).

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Allow mobile services to operate – Bakery owners

The All Ceylon Bakery Owners Association says those selling bakery products in three-wheelers and bicycles have been prevented from operating in curfew-imposed areas.

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Two persons at Elephant House Head office test positive for COVID-19

Two persons at the Elephant House Head office, Colombo have tested positive for COVID-19.

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Reveal purpose of Pompeo’s visit – Wajira

Former Minister Wajira Abeywardena has said that those in the present government would have accused the former government for selling off the country to the US, had the US Secretary of State visited the country during the UNP government.

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