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Issuing curfew passes temporarily limited will imposed

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Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore was closed for two weeks

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All operations from Kollupitiya HNB closed for 14 days

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A ward of Kalubowila Hospital closed

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7,098 curfew violators under police custody

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Every Samurdhi family to receive Rs. 10,000 – Samurdhi Department DG

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Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) closed today

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Large contributions for COVID – 19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

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Sri Lanka Missions in South Asia work towards ensuring safety of Sri Lankan expatriates in the region

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Mainly fair weather will continue in country

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Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics: New dates confirmed for 2021

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All international Airports in Sri Lanka will continue to be closed until 7 April 2020

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Beijing sends medical supplies to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal, and Maldives

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Special charter flight operates from Colombo to Bhutan bring home 93 students

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No decision to postpone the GCE A\L Exam

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Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd. hands over 20,000 latex gloves to Sri Lanka Navy

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Anyone who refuses to file for quarantine is arrested

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7th Batch of 134 Quarantined Returnees Leave Home-bound

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CB of Sri Lanka implements Extraordinary Regulatory Measures to facilitate Banks to support COVID-19 affected Businesses and Individuals

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Second death of COVID-19 reported in Sri Lanka

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07 decision taken today at the Special Presidential Task Force on Essential Services at the Temple Trees

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5 members of the family tested positive for COVID-19 in Chilaw today

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77 More Returnees from Punani & Galkanda QCs Leave for Home

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Contact numbers of Cargills home delivery service

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Second death of COVID-19 reported in Sri Lanka

March 30, 2020

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.

5 members of the family tested positive for COVID-19 in Chilaw today

March 30, 2020

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.

Total Covid-19 patients rise to 122 with adding two more new patients

March 30, 2020

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 test positive Covid-19

March 30, 2020

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 new COVID-19 positive in Sri Lanka; Tally rises to 117

March 29, 2020

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.

Second Sri Lankan death reported in UK today

March 29, 2020

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 Covid-19 patient discharged from IDH

March 29, 2020

One more patient diagnosed with Covid-19 has been recovered and discharged from the Hospital for Infectious Diseases (IDH), the Health Ministry said.

Total Covid-19 cases rise to 115 – Ministry of Health

March 29, 2020

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.

Sri Lankan male dies at COVID-19 in London

March 29, 2020

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.

Coronavirus: Another 03 more new patients confirmed Covid-19 and total raise to 113

March 28, 2020

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

Hotlines introduced to address public issues during Covid-19 outbreak

March 28, 2020

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.

Coronavirus: First death from Covid-19 reported short while ago – MoH

March 28, 2020

First COVID-19 death has been reported from the Hospital of Infectious Diseases (IDH) in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.

Four more new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka

March 28, 2020

Four more COVID-19 patients were reported in Sri Lanka, bringing a total number of infected individuals to 110, the Ministry of Health says.

Coronavirus: One more new patient tested posive Covid-19 and total tise to 107

March 28, 2020

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 COVID-19 recovered and discharged

March 28, 2020

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.

Bandaragama coronavirus patient’s father & sister hospitalized to Nagoda General Hospital

March 28, 2020

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 for last 24 hours

March 28, 2020

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 more new cases positive for Covid-19 and total rise to 106 up to now

March 27, 2020

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 confirmed – Ministry of Health.

March 26, 2020

Two new cases of coronavirus in Sri Lanka have been confirmed, says the health ministry.

No new COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive day

March 26, 2020

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 patients who recovered from COVID-19 discharged today

March 26, 2020

Four more COVID-19-infected Sri Lankan patients have been completely recovered and discharged from the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) today, Hospital sources said.

255 cases suspected COVID-19 under observation – Dr. Anil Jayasinha

March 26, 2020

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.

No new positive Coronavirus patients in the country

March 25, 2020

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.

Sri Lanka confirmed 102 Covid-19 cases and 03 recovered from the total count

March 25, 2020

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.

02nd Sri Lankan Covid-19 patient recovered and discharged morning today

March 25, 2020

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).

100 new Covid-19 patients confirmed as of 2.45pm today

March 24, 2020

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.

First Batch of Returnees at Quarantine Centre Now Down Homeward

March 24, 2020

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).

Follow proper procedures to avoid Corona virus – Govt. appeals to the public

March 24, 2020

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.

Another 03 more new patient confirmed and COVID-19 cases rise to 97

March 23, 2020

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 new patients confirmed Covid-19 as of today

March 23, 2020

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 recovered and discharged this morning

March 23, 2020

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.

86 Covid-19 patients as of now

March 23, 2020

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.

Follow proper procedures to avoid Covid-19– Government urges to the public

March 23, 2020

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.

Emergency credit available to prepaid users

March 22, 2020

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.

Prohibited to issue Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine without a valid prescription: NMRA

March 22, 2020

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 carrying food, critical items allowed to continue during curfew

March 22, 2020

Vehicles that transport food and critical products to island-wide economic centers will be permitted to proceed during curfew hours, DIG Ajith Rohana said.

04 more new cases positive for Covid-19

March 22, 2020

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said four more patients had been tested positive for Covid-19 raising the total number of cases to 81.

Arrival terminal stays closed permanently until further notice

March 22, 2020

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.

Curfew for Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, and Jaffna further extended till 6am Tuesday

March 22, 2020

All island curfew which enforced has been extended till 6 am on Tuesday for districts of Mannar, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, and Jaffna.

Two more people were diagnosed with COVID-19

March 22, 2020

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.

One more person confirmed Covid-19

March 22, 2020

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.

All Buddhist pilgrims stranded in India repatriated

March 22, 2020

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)

Virus deaths surge past 13,000 as one billion confined to homes

March 22, 2020

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.

COVID-19 confirmed two patients are in ICU at IDH -Dr. Anil Jasinghe said

March 22, 2020

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).

SLAF Contributes to Government’s Efforts to Control the COVID-19 Outbreak in Sri Lanka

March 22, 2020

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.

Concept paper submits Hydroxychloroquine & Azithromycin for COVID-19 Treatment-GMOA

March 22, 2020

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.

3063 persons in 22 quarantine centres

March 22, 2020

There are currently 3063 people in quarantine at 22 quarantine centres,Covid-19's National Center for Prevention said.

Neville Fernando and Castle Street Hospitals ready to treat pregnant mothers

March 22, 2020

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.

Total Covid-19 confirmed patients raised to 77 as of now

March 21, 2020

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 stores will be open to the general public once the curfew is lifted

March 21, 2020

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.