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Sri Lanka records fourth COVID-19 death

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Colombo, April 2 (newsin.asia) – A 58-year-old COVID-19 patient who was under treatment at the IDH, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 4 in Sri Lanka. Reportedly, the patient had passed with the worsening of a pneumonia condition. A total of 151 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported in Sri Lanka...

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Sri Lanka records third COVID-19 death

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Colombo, April 2 (newsin.asia) - A 72-year-old COVID-19 patient who was under treatment at the IDH, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 3 in Sri Lanka. The deceased was admitted to the IDH earlier on Wednesday and he was a resident from Maradana. He was a travel agent by profession.

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Second COVID-19 death reported in Sri Lanka

March 30 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka’s Health Ministry, on Monday (30) confirmed its second COVID-19 death. The patient who had been infected by the novel coronavirus has passed away while receiving treatment at the Negombo General Hospital. The deceased had suffered from a heart attack as well as a chronic respiratory illness. Doctors said he had several other medical complications...

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Sri Lanka records first COVID 19 death

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Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's Health Ministry, on Saturday confirmed its first COVID 19 death after a 60-year-old man passed away from the virus. The deceased was from Marawila and passed away a short while ago. Doctors said he had several other medical complications ranging from a kidney transplant several years ago, diabetes to high blood pressure. The...

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Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

In a video posted on Twitter minutes ago, the prime minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and, on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test which returned positive for coronavirus. Boris Johnson said he is self-isolating and working from home. He...

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COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka rise to 80

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Colombo, 22 March (newsin.asia) - Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi announced three more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today (March 22). This raises the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Sri Lanka to 80. Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva says that more than 3,361 people have been quarantined at 45 quarantine centres in the country.

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Angola confirms first cases as coronavirus spreads over Africa

A woman wearing a face mask walks nearby the Central Mosque in Lagos, Nigeria on March 20, 2020.

Nairobi/Johannesburg, March 21 (Reuters) - Angola on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa. The continent has been slower to feel the impact than Asia or Europe, and most of its reported cases have been foreigners or people who have returned from abroad. But confirmed infections have...

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