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Specialist team carries out 2nd postmortem on teen domestic worker’s remains

Specialist team carries out 2nd postmortem on teen domestic worker’s remains

Sri Lanka reports 61 more COVID-19 deaths

The Director-General of Health Services has confirmed 61 more COVID-19 related fatalities that have occurred yesterday (July 30). MORE..

Bus fares to be doubled for unvaccinated passengers?

Bus fares will be doubled for passengers who have not obtained at least one dose of COVID vaccines, says the Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association. MORE..

Uptick in COVID cases as 2,150 more people test positive

Sri Lanka saw an uptick in COVID-19 figures, as 2,150 more persons were tested positive for the virus today (July 31), says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

China says Delta variant behind virus surge

China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces. MORE..

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New batch of AstraZeneca COVID shots arrives from Japan

A consignment of 728,460 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provided by the Government of Japan under the COVAX’s dose sharing mechanism arrived in Sri Lanka this evening (July 31). MORE..

1,906 more patients recover from novel coronavirus

A total of 1,906 more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals and treatment centres as they have recovered from the virus infection, says the Ministry of Health. MORE..

NIKE confirms shoes with LTTE insignia not manufactured by company – FM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the video circulating on social media of a pair of shoes bearing the ‘NIKE’ logo and the now-defeated terrorist organization LTTE insignia. MORE..

Interprovincial public transport services to resume from tomorrow

Interprovincial bus and train services will resume from tomorrow (August 01) in compliance with health guidelines, says State Minister for Transport Dilum Amunugama. MORE..

Japan expands state of emergency as COVID-19 cases surge

Japan said on Friday it will expand states of emergency to three prefectures near Olympic host Tokyo and the western prefecture of Osaka, as COVID-19 cases spike in the capital and around the country, overshadowing the Summer Games. MORE..

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