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Sri Lanka tightens Coronavirus test access as pandemic spikes and home treatment piloted
Date : May - 24

“The tests should be carried out only when it is indicated as per the recommendations of the Consultant or the Medical Officer in charge of the triage counter” a directive to private labs said.

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Sri Lanka doctors call for 14-day lockdown, Covid-19 deaths spiral up
Date : May - 22

Sri Lanka identified 3,547 patients on May 21 of which 3,538 were domestic. A day earlier, out of 3,443, 822 were from the Gampaha district. Some 674 patients were identified from Colombo and 287 patients were identified from Kalutara district.

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Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases may be three times what tests suggest: Dr Fernandopulle
Date : May - 21

“We recommend that people be confined to their homes for at least two weeks to contain the spread. The incubation period for this virus is two to 14 days. If people stay at home for those 14 days, the virus won’t enter the home and infected people won’t be able take it outside,” Fernandopulle told reporters on May 20.

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Sri Lanka, B.1.1.7 and dousing fires: In conversation with Prof Neelika Malavige
Date : May - 13

Malavige, Professor in Microbiology at the Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, said that though her team found one or two cases of B.1.1.7 in the community towards end-January/early February this year, subsequent testing of primary, secondary and even tertiary contacts of those cases had not resulted in a single positive identification of the highly transmissible variant.

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Can Sri Lanka survive B.1.1.7 ?
Date : May - 01

Of particular significance is a trend of younger people being admitted to ICUs with severe symptoms including debilitating breathing difficulties, despite no diagnoses of underlying conditions. It is unclear at present what specific age groups are receiving ICU treatment, as the ministry of health has yet to publicise that data.

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Sri Lanka sees highest daily spike as new cases stay above 1,400
Date : Apr - 28

Following the new development, the island nation has recorded a total of 1,451 fresh cases of coronavirus within the day.

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No move for complete lockdown: Army Chief
Date : Apr - 28

He said it has been decided to isolate those specific areas rather than going for a complete lockdown of the entire police areas.

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Sri Lanka confirms over 1,000 Coronavirus cases as Covid-19 controls tightened
Date : Apr - 28

It is the highest daily Coronavirus cases confirmed in a single day and the first time the total has topped 1,000. Eight deaths were reported taking the total to 655.

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Sri Lanka issues Covid-19 warning as ICU admissions rise
Date : Apr - 21

“With the increase in the risk of corona infection in Sri Lanka, a rapid increase in admission of patients in intensive care units has been observed,” the Health Promotion Bureau said in a public notice on its facebook page.

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Sri Lanka Coronavirus deaths top 500, total Covid-19 cases 85,000
Date : Mar - 08

The total number of deaths rose to 502. Up to 1000 hours on March 07, 85,336 persons were confirmed with Coronavirus and 2370 were under treatment.

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