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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2909

Life & Health

Coronavirus Tally – 7 Death: 189 Confirmed Cases

A 48-year-old male has died at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) due to Coronavirus, reporting the 7th COVID-19 death in Sri Lanka, the Health Ministry said.

Coronavirus Tally – 7 Death:  189 Confirmed Cases
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On PCR tests conducted so far

It has been decided to conduct PCR tests on those leaving the quarantine centres as well after completing their quarantine period, said Dr. Ananda Wijewickrema of the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH).

On PCR tests conducted so far
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Reproductive health services are essential services, including during pandemics like COVID-19

The recently released Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 shows that Asia and the Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 169 targets of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including those around ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. Despite commitments made by governments, inequality in the region is growing and the economic gains made by it are not translating into poverty reduction and gender equity.

Reproductive health services are essential services, including during pandemics like COVID-19
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Medical professionals appreciate the Health Minister

A group of consultant doctors made several suggestions along with mechanisms for the control of the spread of COVID - 19, to the Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi recently.

Pavithra Wanniarachch
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WHO committed to protecting health of all people, based on the best science, without fear or favor

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that WHO develops guidance based on the totality of evidence collected from around the world on COVID - 19. In this regard their staff talk to thousands of experts around the world to collect and distil that evidence and experience.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all

Over a million positive cases of corona virus disease (COVID-19) have been reported worldwide (1,018,150 cases as on 3rd April 2020) with 53,251 untimely deaths. Corona virus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The United Nations health agency (World Health Organization - WHO) had declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020 (same day when first case of COVID-19 was reported in India). Later WHO declared it as a global pandemic. More worrying are warnings from epidemiologists who estimate that the trajectory of corona virus could peak furthermore in several countries in coming weeks/ months.

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all
Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all
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At this stage WHO does not recommend any medicines to treat or cure COVID - 19 - WHO

The Medical Product Alert warns consumers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities against a growing number of falsified medical products that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID - 19.

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Being healthy can aid your chance of recovery from Covid-19

The World Health Organization states that people in lockdown should try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Global health leaders have said that the state of a person's health before they become infected with COVID - 19 appears to play a "crucial role" in determining how well they recover. Thus, older people with high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease have significantly increased risk of death from COVID - 19.

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Do Not Sell Death

The Director General Health Services of the Ministry of Health Dr Anil Jasinghe has made a statement urging shop owners to refrain from selling cigarette which is equal to selling “Death”.

 Do Not Sell Death
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Medication For COVID - 19

David G. Hill, M.D., Director of Clinical Research at Waterbury Pulmonary Associates and Volunteer Medical Spokesperson for the American Lung Association says;" I saw Twitter posts yesterday stating there were medications that were 100% effective in treating COVID. "

Medication For  COVID - 19
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