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    PCR Tests intensified

    PCR Tests intensified

    The health authorities yesterday conducted a random PCR testing campaign near the Central Bus Stand, Clombo, where three wheeler drivers, bus drivers, traders and passers by were tested. Here a test in progress. Picture by Hirantha Gunathilaka. Courtesy – Daily News…

    Fourth Gift Consignment of Medicine arrives from India

    Fourth Gift Consignment of Medicine arrives from India

    As a special friendly gesture from the Government and the people of India in the ongoing auspicious Vesak week, a 12.5 tonne gift consignment of essential medicines and medical items arrived in Colombo today from India by a special IAF IL-76MD cargo flight. The gift consignment – the…

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    WHO defends coronavirus outbreak response

    The World Health Organization says it “didn’t waste time” responding to the coronavirus after facing criticism for its handling of the outbreak. Its head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the WHO’s declaration of the virus as an international health emergency on 30 January gave “enough time for the…

    All universities under the UGC to close for two weeks

    All universities under the UGC to close for two weeks

    The University Grants Commission has decided to close all universities for a period of two weeks from today…

    Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

    Foreign Minister briefs diplomatic community on COVID- 19 preventive measures

    Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena briefed the Diplomatic community on the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic and…

    Passengers arriving from S. Korea, Italy, Iran to undergo 14-day quarantine

    Passengers arriving from S. Korea, Italy, Iran to undergo 14-day quarantine

    The Health Ministry has taken measures to subject all passengers arriving in the country by sea and by…

    WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

    WHO declares Sri Lanka ‘measles-free’ nation

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday declared that measles disease has been eradicated in the island nation of…

    PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

    PTFD to conduct drug prevention in schools

    The Presidential Task Force on Drug Prevention will conduct a drug prevention week in schools countrywide aiming to…

    Suwa Seriya Service expands into Central Province today

    Suwa Seriya Service expands into Central Province today

    The free pre hospital care ambulance services will continue, with the launch of the service in the Central…

    ADB funds to help Sri Lanka tackle surge in ‘lifestyle’ diseases

    Sri Lanka has seen a decline in polio, malaria and filariasis in the past two decades but there…

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