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Coronavirus: Numbers grow in Sri Lanka as COVID-19 spreads

FILE PHOTO: A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020. NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS/File Photo

Colombo, October 13 (newsin.asia) - The total COVID-19 positive cases in Sri Lanka stands at 4,893, 1552 cases are active under treatment at the moment while 3,328 cases have recovered with 13 deaths reported so far according to the Health Promotion Bureau. Health Ministry spokesman Dr. Jayaruwan Bandara said that the health ministry has a clear understanding of the spread...

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Dawoodi Bohras begin Moharram sermons at home amidst COVID-19

Bohra homes have turned a corner into a sacred space to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Husain during Muharram. Pic - Times of India

Colombo/Mumbai, Aug. 20 - With Covid-19-induced restrictions still in place, members of Dawoodi Bohra community across the world including in Sri Lanka and India, under the guidance of His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, will commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, during Muharram in their homes, keeping in line with strict health guidelines and policies...

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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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