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, yesterday (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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COVID-19 fund balance exceeds Rs. 585 million

The balance in the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund has exceeded Rs.585 million.

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Stranded Sri Lankans to return home

A Cabinet paper, submitted by Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, to facilitate the transportation of 33 Sri Lankans stranded at airports in certain countries, was approved yesterday, Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, the Cabinet spokesman announced.

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190 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

One more patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the total cases tally to 190, says the Ministry of Health.

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AG formulates guidelines to release minor drug offenders on bail

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has formulated guidelines for the Acting IGP to take steps to grant bail to minor drug offenders to reduce overcrowding in prisons due to the seriousness of Covid-19 pandemic.

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Anyone crossing district borders sent to quarantine centers – DIG Ajith Rohana

Any person who crosses district borders in violation of curfew will be compulsorily sent to quarantine centers for a 14-day quarantine process.

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Rs. 5000 allowance for private bus drivers, conductors

The President has agreed to grant Rs. 5000 allowance to private bus drivers and conductors who are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, said Minister Mahinda Amaraweera.

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European Union provides EUR 22 million grant to Sri Lanka

The European Union (EU) said it will provide a EUR 22 million grant to support Sri Lanka’s COVID19 response.

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Three more patients recover from Coronavirus

Three more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the virus, stated the Ministry of Health.

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1,724 curfew violators arrested within 24 hours

A total of 1,742 individuals have been arrested and 496 vehicles seized for violating curfew orders during the last 24 hours ending from 6.00 am today (09).

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Sri Lanka Navy develops medical robot

Taking in to account a basic concept mooted by an inventor, Thushara Kelum Wadasinghe, the Navy’s Research and Development Unit developed a remote-controlled smart appliance called ‘Medi Mate’ in a bid to treat and test COVID-19 patients, allowing healthcare workers to remain at a safe distance from the highly infectious virus.

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4 hospitals in high-risk zones for COVID-19 cases

Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe claims Sri Lanka has managed to control the spread of the coronavirus due to certain decisions taken by the government.

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189 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

One more patient has tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the total cases tally to 189, says the Ministry of Health.

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7th COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

Another patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus has died today, marking the 7th death reported in Sri Lanka due to COVID-19.

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18-hour water cut in parts of Colombo

The National Water Supply and Drainage Board said that water supply will be suspended for a period of 18 hours from 1.00 pm tomorrow in several areas of Colombo due to an essential maintenance task.

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188 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka

Two more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka increasing the total cases tally to 188, says the Ministry of Health.

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