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US offers $1.3 million to help protect healthcare workers

The United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $1.3 million USD to help protect healthcare workers and slow the spread of the virus with infection prevention and control support, the US embassy in Colombo said.

US offers $1.3 million to help protect healthcare workers
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COVID – 19 Tally for the Day: Sri Lanka 190: World 1,603, 648

One patient has tested positive for COVID-19 today, bringing the number of total cases to 190 in the country, the Health Ministry said.

COVID – 19 Tally for the Day: Sri Lanka 190:  World 1,603, 648
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The European Union to provide a grant of EUR 22 million to support Sri Lanka's COVID 19 response

The European Union (EU) is providing a grant of EUR 22 million to support Sri Lanka's COVID 19 response and the funding will go to promote health, agriculture and tourism sectors.

The European Union to provide  a grant of EUR 22 million to support Sri Lanka's COVID 19 response
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Special Account under special concessions for Sri Lankans living overseas

Sri Lanka government has opened a special account under special concessions for Sri Lankans living overseas and other expatriates who have liquid excess currency to deposit their money, Co-Cabinet spokesman Dr. Bandula Gunawardena stated.

 Dinesh Gunawardene - Cabinet Spokesman
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Relaxation & Imposition Of Curfew.

The curfew within Ratnapura and Pelmadulla police areas will not be lifted today morning (9), the Police spokesman said. He also said that travel through these areas will also not be allowed until further notice.

Relaxation & Imposition Of Curfew.
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A Sri Lankan Born Doctor Succumbed To COVID - 19 In London

A doctor who specialized in treating the elderly has died after testing positive for coronavirus. Anton Sebastianpillai, 75, who had a long association with Kingston Hospital, London, died on Saturday after spending four days in intensive care.

Dr. Anton Sebastianpillai
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New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use

Fulfilling one more gigantic national task in a record time, Sri Lanka Army’s 1 Corps of Engineer Services (CES) troops on the directions of Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army during this critical hour of our Nation, improvised the entire unattended former Voice of America building complex at Iranawila, Chilaw to be an isolation hospital and vested it with state authorities this afternoon (7).

New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use
New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use
New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use
New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use
New Isolation Hospital, Improvised by Army Troops in Record Time Opened for Use
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Sri Lanka: Government Circular on issuing curfew passes

The President’s Media Division (PMD) says that a new Circular on issuing curfew passes has been published.
In its fight against COVID-19, the government imposed an island-wide curfew, which was lifted and put in force from time to time, with the intention of preventing unnecessary public gatherings.

Sri Lanka: Government Circular on issuing curfew passes
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Seven Covid-19 infected patients reported bringing the total to 185

Seve more Covid-19 infected patients were reported on 7th April, increasing the total cases in Sri Lanka to 185 the Health Ministry said.

Seven  Covid-19 infected patients reported bringing the total to 185
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India gifts a 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka

India today gifted a 10 ton consignment of essential lifesaving medicines to Government of Sri Lanka, in view of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. These medicines have been requested by Government of Sri Lanka. The consignment was brought to Sri Lanka by an Air India Special Charter flight today.

India gifts a 10-tonne consignment of medicines to Sri Lanka
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