Spike in cases can be expected after New Year – Chief Epidemiologist

A rise in the number of Covid-19 cases can be expected after the festival but it cannot be viewed as the emergence of a third wave, Chief Epidemiologist Dr. Sudath Samaraweera said today. Dr. Samaraweera told the number of cases spiked after Christmas in December, last year, but it could not be considered the emergency […]

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Random antigen and PCR tests to be conducted islandwide

Random PCR and antigen tests will be conducted islandwide during the weekend and the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year week, in order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, Army Chief and Head of the National Operations Centre for the Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva told. Silva said that unlike last time where […]

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Western Province tuition classes restarting from April 12th – Minister of Health

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated that private tuition classes in the Western Province are permitted to restart from April 12th. Addressing the Parliament yesterday (06) the Health Minister mentioned that on the 21st of January, the Director-General of Health Services had released the guidelines necessary to re-commence tuition classes and accordingly classes can be started […]

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About 300,000 vaccines have been reserved for the second dose – State Minister Sudarshini

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control, Sudarshini Fernandopulle asserted that the vaccination process for those who received the first oxford – AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will commence in April 19 and that about 300,000 oxford – AstraZeneca vaccines have been reserved for this purpose. The State Minister said this responding to […]

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Over 900,000 vaccinated against COVID-19

The Ministry of Health says 903,467 individuals in total have received COVID vaccines ever since Sri Lanka kicked off its inoculation drive on January 29. The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry stated that 9,102 people were vaccinated yesterday (March 29). Sri Lanka has approved 03 COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use in the country; Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine […]

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Sri Lanka to receive Chinese Sinopharm vaccine tomorrow

The Minister of Plantation, Ramesh Pathirana asserted that Sri Lanka will be receiving the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine for the Covid-19 virus tomorrow (31) and Chinese nationals living in Sri Lanka will be receiving the jab first. The Minister said this during the cabinet decision media briefing held today (30) at the Department of Government Information. […]

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Hotel bookings started to expedite the repatriation of migrant workers

Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva has instructed the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment to create a system integrating private hotels and resorts to provide quarantine facilities free of charge for the migrant workers who are returning to Sri Lanka. The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment notified that a total of 10 such […]

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Approval given to Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine by the National Drug Regulatory Authority

Approval given to Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine by the National Drug Regulatory Authority – Sri Lanka to receive the vaccine soon – Senior Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga Senior Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga stated that the approval has been given to Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine by the Sri Lanka National Drug Regulatory […]

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