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Sri Lanka launches hunt for escaped COVID-19 patient

Colombo, July 24 (newsin.asia) -  A COVID-19 positive inmate has escaped from the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) today (24). The drug addict had been receiving treatment at the IDH hospital when he escaped the Police said. The inmate, who escaped from the hospital this morning (24), has a limp on his left leg, Police Spokesperson SSP Jaliya Senaratne said. A...

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Maldives, Sri Lanka eliminate measles and rubella, ahead of 2023 target

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Colombo, July 8 (newsin.asia) - Maldives and Sri Lanka were today verified for having eliminated rubella, making them the first two countries in WHO South-East Asia Region to achieve measles and rubella elimination ahead of the 2023 target. “Protecting all children against these killer and debilitating diseases is an important step in our endeavor to achieve healthier population and health...

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Sri Lanka Parliamentary General Election to be held on Aug 5

Colombo, June 10 (newsin.asia) – Chief Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya announced today that the Parliamentary General Election will be held on August 5. Initially, the election was scheduled for April 25 which was got postponed for June 20 due to the pandemic. It has now been further delayed because of the precautions needed to be taken to avoid the spread...

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Coronavirus crisis could plunge half a billion people into poverty: Oxfam

Migrants workers rest inside a workshop after it was shut due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, India, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Prashant Waydande

London, April 9 (Reuters) - The fallout from the coronavirus spread that has killed more than 83,000 people and wreaked havoc on economies around the world could push around half a billion people into poverty, Oxfam said on Thursday. The report released by the Nairobi-based charity ahead of next week’s International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank annual meeting calculated the impact...

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Sri Lanka records sixth COVID-19 death

Coronavirus

Colombo, April 7 (newsin.asia) – A 80-year-old COVID-19 patient who was receiving treatment at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Angoda, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 6 in Sri Lanka. Reportedly, the deceased is said to be a resident of the Dehiwala area. A total of 180 confirmed COVID-19 patients...

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Sri Lanka records first COVID 19 death

Coronavirus

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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Sri Lanka halts all passenger arrivals at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA)

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March 17 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka has halted passenger arrivals from all countries at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake starting from today (17 March). Minister Wimal Weerawansa tweeted “President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has officially decided to stop all arrival passenger flights into Sri Lanka”. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has given the respective instructions when the Task Force to Combat COVID-19 met...

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