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No shortage of essential drugs in the private healthcare space - SLCPI

No shortage of essential drugs in the private healthcare space - SLCPI

Sri Lanka Chamber of the Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI) has assured the general public that there is no shortage in availability of essential drugs in the private healthcare space, which are the private pharmacies and private hospitals in the country. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  10:17 pm
COVID-19: Another patient tests positive, four more recover

COVID-19: Another patient tests positive, four more recover

The Health Ministry has confirmed that one more patient tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 8.30 pm today (05), raising the total number of cases to 175. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  9:04 pm
Teen who stabbed PHI on coronavirus duty arrested

Teen who stabbed PHI on coronavirus duty arrested

The suspect who stabbed a Public Health Inspector (PHI) who was on COVID-19 prevention duty has been placed under attest, the Police Media said. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  8:53 pm
Three more test COVID-19 positive as tally climbs to 174

Three more test COVID-19 positive as tally climbs to 174

Three more patients were confirmed to have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a short while ago, said the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  7:39 pm
Persons who completed quarantine urged to undergo 14-day further self-isolation

Persons who completed quarantine urged to undergo 14-day further self-isolation

Persons who have completed the quarantine process are requested to undergo another 14 days of self-isolation, stated the Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  6:36 pm
Sri Lankan-born Australian dies of COVID-19

Sri Lankan-born Australian dies of COVID-19

A Sri Lankan-born Australian citizen has succumbed to the novel coronavirus at Melbourne, Australia, today (05). MORE..

| April 5, 2020  6:29 pm
Another COVID-19 positive case hikes count to 171

Another COVID-19 positive case hikes count to 171

One more person has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus as of 5.45 pm this evening (05). MORE..

| April 5, 2020  6:04 pm
China pauses to mourn lives lost to coronavirus

China pauses to mourn lives lost to coronavirus

China has stopped to mourn the thousands who have died in the coronavirus outbreak, including “martyrs” such as whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang, while Donald Trump dismissed the advice of US health officials that all Americans should consider wearing masks in public. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  6:00 pm
Coronavirus cases tally reaches 170

Coronavirus cases tally reaches 170

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has hiked to 170, stated the Epidemiology Unity of the Health Ministry. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  5:00 pm
Arrested suspect hospitalized over COVID-19 symptoms

Arrested suspect hospitalized over COVID-19 symptoms

A suspect who was arrested by the Pannala Police has been admitted to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital due to coronavirus symptoms. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  4:21 pm
Another COVID-19 case raises total to 167

Another COVID-19 case raises total to 167

The number of coronavirus cases reported from the country has gone up to 167 with another patient testing positive for COVID-19, today (05). MORE..

| April 5, 2020  3:13 pm
April 6 to 10 declared ‘work from home’ week

April 6 to 10 declared ‘work from home’ week

The government has declared the week commencing from tomorrow (06) as a ‘work from home’ period. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  2:21 pm
Two more COVID-19 patients recover

Two more COVID-19 patients recover

Two more COVID-19 positive patients have recovered from the disease, stated the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  1:28 pm
Curfew in 6 districts to continue until further notice

Curfew in 6 districts to continue until further notice

The curfew imposed in Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Puttalam, Kandy and Jaffna districts will be continued under further notice, stated President’s Media Division. MORE..

video | April 5, 2020  12:58 pm
Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan arrested, security officials say

Leader of ISIS in Afghanistan arrested, security officials say

The head of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate has been arrested along with 19 other militants, Afghan officials said Saturday. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  12:44 pm
Sudden fire in Kurunegala hospital drug storage

Sudden fire in Kurunegala hospital drug storage

A fire has erupted in a pharmaceutical store of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital at around 11 am this morning (05), said Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

video | April 5, 2020  11:50 am
COVID-19 prevention measures to continue until after New Year – Dr. Jasinghe

COVID-19 prevention measures to continue until after New Year – Dr. Jasinghe

The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe says that the inquiries into the COVID-19 infections have been intensified. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  11:12 am
Italy’s daily death toll drops to lowest in 2 weeks

Italy’s daily death toll drops to lowest in 2 weeks

Italy on Saturday reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths in nearly two weeks, according to a Reuters report. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  9:53 am
144 in Akurana sent for quarantine over non-compliance to self-isolation rules

144 in Akurana sent for quarantine over non-compliance to self-isolation rules

A group of people who did not adhere to their self-isolation directives has been sent to the Poonani quarantine center early this morning (05), stated Army Commander Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva. MORE..

video | April 5, 2020  9:07 am
Thundershowers possible after 2 pm

Thundershowers possible after 2 pm

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva, Southern and North-central provinces and in Mannar and Vavuniya districts after 2.00 pm. MORE..

| April 5, 2020  8:00 am
COVID-19 prevention program to proceed with professional expertise

COVID-19 prevention program to proceed with professional expertise

Headed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a discussion took place today (04) at the Presidential Secretariat to review the progress of the COVID-19 prevention program and decide on the steps needed to take the program forward. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  11:32 pm
COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka reaches 166

COVID-19 case count in Sri Lanka reaches 166

Four more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 as of 10.30 pm today (04), stated the Ministry of Health. MORE..

video | April 4, 2020  10:46 pm
2,961 prison inmates released on bail

2,961 prison inmates released on bail

Under the recommendations of the special committee appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 2,961 prison inmates have been released on bail since March 17. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  9:53 pm
Teen stabs PHI on coronavirus duty

Teen stabs PHI on coronavirus duty

A Public Health Inspector (PHI) attached to the Rambukkana Public Health Office has been attacked with a sharp weapon while on COVID-19 prevention duty. MORE..

video | April 4, 2020  9:05 pm
Appeal by Muslim community leaders to curb COVID-19 pandemic

Appeal by Muslim community leaders to curb COVID-19 pandemic

Muslim leaders in Sri Lanka have made an appeal to the Muslim community to adhere to the measures to be taken by community, regional and other leaders in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  8:01 pm
Coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka rise to 27

Coronavirus recoveries in Sri Lanka rise to 27

The Ministry of Health confirms that two more patients who have recovered from COVID-19 were discharged from hospital today. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  6:43 pm
Rumours on countrywide lockdown completely baseless – DIG Rohana

Rumours on countrywide lockdown completely baseless – DIG Rohana

Wide-spread rumours of a complete lockdown in the country are entirely baseless, says DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..

video | April 4, 2020  6:19 pm
Three more COVID-19 patients found, cases tally climbs to 162

Three more COVID-19 patients found, cases tally climbs to 162

Three more patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka bringing the total number of cases to 162, the Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. MORE..

video | April 4, 2020  4:51 pm
Met. Dept. warns of severe lightning during thundershowers

Met. Dept. warns of severe lightning during thundershowers

The Department of Meteorology has issued an advisory for severe lightning during thundershowers in several provinces and districts across the island. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  4:11 pm
PUCSL to provide solutions for electrical system & plumbing issues of households

PUCSL to provide solutions for electrical system & plumbing issues of households

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) will implement a special service to provide immediate solutions to the issues of electrical systems and plumbing of the households of electricity and water consumers, during the curfew period with effect from tomorrow. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  3:27 pm
COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka now at 25

COVID-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka now at 25

Another COVID-19 patient in Sri Lanka has recovered from the deadly virus, According to the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  1:47 pm
Coronavirus: ‘More and more’ young people falling severely ill, WHO warns

Coronavirus: ‘More and more’ young people falling severely ill, WHO warns

Increasing numbers of younger people are falling seriously ill or dying with coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  12:32 pm
172 returnees at Iranamadu SLAF quarantine centre leave for homes

172 returnees at Iranamadu SLAF quarantine centre leave for homes

A group of 172 quarantined passengers, who arrived on the island from India. have headed home this morning (04), says Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) media. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  11:16 am
COVID-19: US sets grim record with 1,480 daily deaths, global toll over 59,000

COVID-19: US sets grim record with 1,480 daily deaths, global toll over 59,000

The US on Friday set a new record for the number of COVID-19 deaths in one day with 1,480 dead, the most of any country since the pandemic began. That topped the record set by the US the previous day with 1,169 deaths. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  11:09 am
Second group proceeds home after quarantine at Boossa Naval Base

Second group proceeds home after quarantine at Boossa Naval Base

The second batch of persons who successfully completed their quarantine process at the quarantine centre established at Boossa Naval Base, have left for their homes yesterday (03), the Navy said. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  9:49 am
Special operation in Colombo & suburbs to arrest those who gather in groups

Special operation in Colombo & suburbs to arrest those who gather in groups

A special search operation has been kicked off to apprehend those who gather in groups at apartment complexes and other such places in Colombo and suburbs, says DIG Ajith Rohana. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  9:20 am
Afternoon thundershowers in six districts – Met. Dept.

Afternoon thundershowers in six districts – Met. Dept.

There is a possibility for afternoon thundershowers particularly in the Sabaragamuwa, Western, North-western, Central, Uva and Southern provinces during today (04) and tomorrow (05), according to the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

| April 4, 2020  8:15 am
Sri Lanka confirms 5th COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka confirms 5th COVID-19 death

A COVID-19 patient who was receiving treatment at Welikanda Hospital has succumbed to the virus, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. MORE..

video | April 4, 2020  6:57 am
More than 1,700 still in quarantine at 40 facilities

More than 1,700 still in quarantine at 40 facilities

A total of 1,741 persons are still in quarantine in 40 island-wide facilities and one more group of 155 are scheduled to leave quarantine centres tomorrow (04), says the Commander of Army. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  11:59 pm
Three more COVID-19 cases raise total to 159

Three more COVID-19 cases raise total to 159

The COVID-19 cases tally in Sri Lanka has risen to 159 as three more patients tested positive for the virus at of 10.10 pm today (03). MORE..

video | April 3, 2020  11:06 pm
COVID-19: Total positive cases in Sri Lanka surge to 156

COVID-19: Total positive cases in Sri Lanka surge to 156

Four more individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 9.00 pm today (03), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 156. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  10:11 pm
Foreign Min. explores practical solutions to assist expatriate Lankan communities

Foreign Min. explores practical solutions to assist expatriate Lankan communities

Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena met with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations today at the Ministry to discuss the welfare of the Sri Lankan expatriate communities, difficulties currently being faced by these communities and ways to explore practical solutions to assist expatriate communities at this time of need. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  9:49 pm
National Hospital publishes contact numbers to coordinate patients registered at outpatient clinics

National Hospital publishes contact numbers to coordinate patients registered at outpatient clinics

The National Hospital in Colombo has published a list of contact numbers to coordinate the patients who are registered at Outpatient clinics. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  8:17 pm
152 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, 24 recovered

152 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Sri Lanka, 24 recovered

One more Coronavirus positive patient has been identified today (03), bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 152. MORE..

video | April 3, 2020  7:05 pm
Four arrested over disregarding police orders at checkpoint remanded

Four arrested over disregarding police orders at checkpoint remanded

The four youths, who were arrested after police opened fire at a speeding car that had disregarded the signal to stop, have been remanded until April 08, the Police Media said. MORE..

video | April 3, 2020  6:28 pm
Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19

Sri Lanka and World Bank sign deal on $128.6M financial assistance to battle Covid-19

The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting to United States Dollars (USD) 128.6 million to the Sri Lankan effort to battle against Covid 19 outbreak. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  5:05 pm
Foreign Ministry reviews action by missions to ensure welfare of overseas Sri Lankans

Foreign Ministry reviews action by missions to ensure welfare of overseas Sri Lankans

The Ministry of Foreign Relations, sensitive to the concerns of the overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs) amidst the rapid spread of the COVID-19 and the inability to return to Sri Lanka, has held consultations over the past 2 days with its Heads of Missions based in 67 cities across the world, to facilitate the wellbeing and safety of OSLs... MORE..

| April 3, 2020  4:54 pm
Google’s COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Google’s COVID-19 report shows whether Sri Lankans are staying at home

Google has outlined data gathered from smartphones offering insights into the changes in public movement in response to work-from-home, shelter in place and other policies aimed at flattening the curve of COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  4:44 pm
Over 11,000 arrested for violating curfew

Over 11,000 arrested for violating curfew

Police said that 289 individuals have been arrested for violating the curfew within six hours ending at 12 noon today (03). MORE..

| April 3, 2020  3:08 pm
Udayanga Weeratunga granted bail

Udayanga Weeratunga granted bail

Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga has been granted bail by the Fort Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

| April 3, 2020  2:35 pm