Another patient diagnosed with the novel coronavirus died while receiving treatment at the Institute for Infectious Diseases (IDH). The Ministry of Health's epidemiology unit said Negombo, a 64-year-old male resident of Kochchikade, had died of the virus.
Five people from the same family tested positive for the novel infection with coronavirus, health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. The Chilaw family was reportedly detained and quarantined yesterday (29) on suspicion of contracting the virus.
The Health Ministry says two new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) were found in the country. Accordingly as of 3.30 p.m. the total number of confirmed cases reported in Sri Lanka. Today (30), is 122.
Three more patients screened Coronavirus positively taking the total number of confirmed cases to 120 at 8.00 a.m. in the country Now
Two more patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka at 8 p.m. today (29), raising the total number of cases to 117, the Ministry of Health says.
According to international reports, another Sri Lankan living in London, England has died from the novel coronavirus infection. He is the second Sri Lankan to ever succumb to the virus in England.
One more patient diagnosed with Covid-19 has been recovered and discharged from the Hospital for Infectious Diseases (IDH), the Health Ministry said.
Health Ministry confirms that two more had tested positive for the Coronavirus. Accordingly, the total number of COVID-19 positive patients in the country stands at 115.
A 61-year-old Sri Lankan male living in Feltham, London has died today from an infection with COVID-19, sources said. They said the patient has been at a hospital's Intensive Care Unit in London.
Three more patients tested positive for the novel coronavirus, increasing Sri Lanka's total number of cases to 113. Four patients were officially contracting the COVID-19 virus earlier today
In the wake of the emergency situation prevailing due to coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the region, an accelerated grievance redress mechanism has been developed to resolve issues of the general public.
First COVID-19 death has been reported from the Hospital of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.
Four more COVID-19 patients were reported in Sri Lanka, bringing a total number of infected individuals to 110, the Ministry of Health says.
Another individual today (28) tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health says. According to health ministry figures, a total of 107 people with coronavirus have been diagnosed in Sri Lanka to date
Two more patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) recovered and discharged from the hospital, the health ministry reports. Accordingly, so far nine patients with coronavirus who tested positive for the virus have made a full recovery.
The patient's father and sister, who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) from Atalugama area in Bandaragama, were hospitalized after experiencing suspicious symptoms. They were admitted to Nagoda General Hospital, Kalutara.
No new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Sri Lanka during the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health says. The last confirmed patient was identified on Thursday (26) according to the situation report released by the Ministry of Health's Epidemiology Unit earlier in the day.
Another two new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Sri Lanka. As of now, the total COVID-19 patients reported from Sri Lanka is 106, spokesman for the Health Ministry said.
Two new cases of coronavirus in Sri Lanka have been confirmed, says the health ministry.
Health Ministry says there have been no records of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka over the last 24 hours. Until now, 102 patients have been diagnosed with the virus, out of which three have recovered, according to the ministry.
Four more COVID-19-infected Sri Lankan patients have been completely recovered and discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today, Hospital sources said.
Dr. Anil Jayasinha, Health Services Director-General reported that as of today evening there were 255 individuals suspected of having COVID-19 on observation in the country.
As of 4.30 p.m., health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi says. Today (25), no new positive Coronavirus patients in the country were registered within the day. The minister confirmed this at COVID-19 Outbreak National Operation Centre.
Confirmed positive Covid-19 cases count in Sri Lanka has risen to 102, as the Health Ministry's Epidemiology Unit confirmed a total of five infected people were recorded in the course of yesterday.
The patient who had screened the novel coronavirus as positive, COVID-19, has recovered from the disease. The completely recovered person was officially discharged today from the Hospital of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Angoda (25).
According to the Ministry of Health, the number of reported cases of coronavirus in the country has crossed triple digits. positive patients number as at 2.45 p.m. It's 100 today, the ministry said Tuesday.
A group of 311 returnees who underwent the two-week long quarantine process at Punani (203) and Kandakadu (108) left those Quarantine Centers after completion of medical procedures and receipt of Quarantine Certificates this morning (24).
The government appealed to the people to follow the procedures introduced to safeguard against the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country and to protect the lives of the people.
Three new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Sri Lanka. The total number of Lankans who have contracted COVID-19 to 94, says Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi.
Five more patients today (23) tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, Health Services Director Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. Therefore the total number of cases of coronavirus in Sri Lanka has risen to 91.
First Sri Lankan Coronavirus infected Sri Lankan patient, the 52-year-old tour guide, completely recovered and discharged from the IDH in Angoda this morning, health officials said today that the tour guide, who provided services to a group of Italian tourists, was admitted to the IDH on March 11.
Since yesterday (22) in Sri Lanka five more patients have been confirmed positive for the Coronavirus, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 86, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has said.
The government called on citizens to follow the procedures implemented to protect against the spread of the Covid-19 virus in the country, and to protect people's lives.
The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission reported that, based on TRCSL guidelines, all operators have agreed and now have a system for providing emergency credit and extra talk time for prepaid customers who might have trouble purchasing top-ups because of curfew.
Director-General/CEO of the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe has issued a notice to all Retail Pharmacy owners ordering them not to issue Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine without a valid prescription from a Specialist Medical Officer.
Vehicles that transport food and critical products to island-wide economic centers will be permitted to proceed during curfew hours, DIG Ajith Rohana said.
Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said four more patients had been tested positive for Covid-19 raising the total number of cases to 81.
The government has agreed to extend indefinitely the closure of the arrival terminal at the airport to prevent the imported new cases of Coronavirus in the country. The departure terminal remains operational. The departing passengers are also permitted flights into the country.
All island curfew which enforced has been extended till 6 am on Tuesday for districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, and Jaffna.
Another two more people were diagnosed with COVID-19, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. This brings to 80 the total number of positive cases with COVID-19.
According to the Health Promotion Bureau, one more person was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which took the total to 78. In addition, hospitals have 222 people suspected of being sick.
With a total of 48 Buddhist pilgrims returning in the last SriLankan Airlines dedicated flight that departed New Delhi at 05:10 hrs. today (22)
Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record.
The Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said two patients diagnosed with COVID-19 are currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH).
The first Quarantine Centre set up by the Sri Lanka Air Force in Vanni is currently housing 206 passengers who have returned from overseas. In addition the Directorate of Health Services are also in the process of establishing Quarantine Centre’s in Palaly, Iranamadu and Mullaitivu.
The Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) has handed over a concept paper prepared by Professor Kamini Mendis on the treatment of COVID-19 patients with drugs Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in the COVID19 Task Force meeting yesterday.
There are currently 3063 people in quarantine at 22 quarantine centres,Covid-19's National Center for Prevention said.
Neville Fernando Hospital in Malabe and Borella Castle Street Hospital are to be used to treat pregnant mothers who are suspected of having contracted the Coronavirus, said Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe.
Another person in Sri Lanka has tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of infected people to 77, says health minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi. Earlier tonight (21), there are four new cases of positive coronavirus(Covid-19) in the world.
Cooperative Development Commissioner Suwinda Singapulli has told that, once the curfew is lifted, all Cooperative stores will be open to the general public to buy essential food products.