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Corona cases swell to 122


Corona cases swell to 122

March 2
Epidemic Diseases Centre say that the number of new corona infected victims have reached 122 by now. 

9.45 am
Three persons have been reported this morning (30) as corona infected and epidemic diseases centre

Corona cases up to 106


Corona cases up to 106

9.50 pm
Medical examinations of 2 other corona suspected cases have been proved positive and as such, the total number of Sri Lankan corona cases has thus risen to 106.

7.30 pm
According to reports at 7 o'clock this evening of

Two suspected corona infected Polish nationals in guest hous


Two suspected corona infected Polish nationals in guest house in Galle ... to Karapitiya

Two Polish nationals were admitted to a special ward allocated for suspected corona patients at Galle, Karapitiya, Teaching hospital early this morning (23), a hospital spokesman said. Hospital sources said that these two Polish nationals were two guards providing security to foreign vessels plying along the sea coast.

The two of them are aged 44 and 37 respectfully and both of them have arrived in the island last 3rd

Prince Charles of Britain ... corona victim!


Prince Charles of Britain ... corona victim!

Foreign media reported that after a corona check was made on Prince Charles, heir to the British throne .. was found positive. A press release by Clarence Haus issued this morning said that the 71 year old royal had become infected by covid-19. This news has been reported by leading British media including BBC Sky News. The said announcement says that he displayed 'mild symptoms' and

Incident about Sri Lankn who is supposed to have contacted Corona and died in Italy


Incident about Sri Lankn who is supposed to have contacted Corona and died in Italy

New is circulating these days that a Sri Lankan had died in Italy after having contacted corona. This news has still not been officially confirmed and foreign affairs minister, Mr. Dinesh Goonewardena has told the media that genuine information about it is being checked. The Italian consulate has office has still not informed Sri Lanka about it. They had only informed that they are

Corona cases reach 102 mark


Corona cases reach 102 mark

7.15 pm
The ministry of health say that corona infected persons detected from Sri Lanka has now gone up to 102 inclusive of the Chinese lady. 

3.35 pm
Number of those affected by covid 19 has grown up to 100 by now.

Photos of 12 individuals inclusive of children in hiding here ... after coming down from Italy


Photos of 12 individuals inclusive of children in hiding here ... after coming down from Italy

12 individuals who are supposed to have come from Italy are in hiding without taking part in quarantine procedures. Their photos have been directed to the media by police for purposes of the public to be aware of their identity. The police announcement is seen below



Corona patients reach 97 mark

5.55 pm
5 others have entered the list of corona patients in Sri Lanka. Thus the total has reached 91. 

8.30 am
The new corona victims in Sri Lanka which was 86 has by now gone up, health promotion office says. With the Chinese lady, the total should be 87. By yesterday, 81 individuals were identified as

Corona cases rise to 97


Corona cases rise to 97

10.55 pm
3 cases have been reported ... thus the total going up to 97, it is reported. 

10.15 pm
3 other corona cases have been added and thus the total goes up to 94.

Corona infected cases up to 86


Corona infected cases up to 86

8.30 am
Health promotion office say that the new corona infected cases have by today reached the 86 mark. Including the Chinese lady, the total should be 87. 81 were identified as corona patients by yesterday (22) while five were reported today (3).


Epidemic diseases centre March 22 report -- 222 corona suspected cases in hospitals


Epidemic diseases centre March 22 report -- 222 corona suspected cases in hospitals

According to corona data reports, 222 patients are stationed in hospitals all over the island. The March 22nd report is published herewith



Corona infected cases rise to 82

5.45 pm
Dr. Anil Jasingha informs that corona cases have by now reached 82. Three cases have been reported today (22). Including the Chinese victim, altogether 78 have been reported. 222 corona suspected cases have been directed to hospitals.

Corona patient who contacted virus from Swiss pastor detected in Jaffna -- 250 who were embraced .. at risk


Corona patient who contacted virus from Swiss pastor detected in Jaffna -- 250 who were embraced .. at risk

A person undergoing treatment at Jaffna hospital has been identified today as a carrier of the virus. It has been revealed that this 40 year old person has associated the corona infected pastor of Switzerland. Thus, health authorities of Jaffna have made requests from all congregants who attended the service at Ariyale Philadelphia church last March

Total of corona cases rises to 77


Total of corona cases rises to 77

4.30 pm
5 corona cases were reported by today (21) with the total reaching 77, minister of health, Mrs. Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. These patients have been reported from Anuradhapura. By now, 3063 have been directed to quarantine at 22 quarantine

Condition of two corona suspects in Sri Lanka ... serious!


Condition of two corona suspects in Sri Lanka ... serious!

The health condition of two corona virus patients detected in this country has turned out  to be serious and both of them are under an attack of pneumonia. Names of the said patients have not been exposed. By now 72 patients have been confirmed as being infected by the virus according to corona tests carried out. Samples of 218 suspected cases have been detected and have been hospitalised for

Ratnapura gem dealer transfers corona to wife and children ... and even goes to funeral houses!


Ratnapura gem dealer transfers corona to wife and children ... and even goes to funeral houses!

It was confirmed that Ratnapura gem merchant and 12 year old daughter were admitted to IDH after being infected by covid-19 and after such information, health authorities have taken action to send both of them to DHI last afternoon (19), Dr. Kapila Kannangara, director of health services,

Corona virus cases go up to 72


Corona virus cases go up to 72

9.30 pm
Two new corona cases were detected this evening (20), head of epidemic diseases unit, consultant Dr. Sudath Samaraweera says. As such, he said that the number of corona virus patients reported from the island has reached 72. 

5.30 pm
5 new patients affected by corona virus have been identified and as such, the total number of corona

Government holidays extended from tomorrow till 27th ... Banks .. 4 hours

Government holidays extended from tomorrow till 27th ... Banks .. 4 hours

12.40 pm
The government announced that a short while ago that from tomorrow (2) till 27th (for a period of 8 days) would be named as government holidays. The announcement further says that this decision would be applicable to the private sector too and to adopt a method to carry on duties from home. The government added that the manner in which this procedure would be put into action would be announced across the media in future.

The People's Bank has informed that services at the counter of banks would be in operation for a maximum period of four hours from today (March 19, 2020). This proposal has been forwarded to Sri Lanka central bank, all administrators of banks and Sri Lanka Bankers' Association.

Ragama Colombo North hospital in uproar because of corona infected patient who falsified saying that he was in the company of those who came from India


Ragama Colombo North hospital in uproar because of corona infected patient who falsified saying that he was in the company of those who came from Italy

A person who admitted himself to hospital complaining of a chest pain while purposely covering the fact that he was in the company of relations in Italy and had finally come down to Sri Lanka, giving such an impression. However, two days later it was revealed that he was infected with the corona virus and as a result, 15 of the hospital staff including doctors happened to be self-quarantined and as the service of relevant personnel were lacking, problems have erupted as to how to keep matters moving at the hospital, director of the

Curfew till Monday beginning from 6 this evening ... throughout the island

Curfew till Monday beginning from 6 this evening ... throughout the island  

The government has announced that the police curfew would be enforced throughout the island from this evening 6 to 6 on Monday morning. It is to be seen in an announcement released by president's press unit. This has been indicated as a solution to control the corona epidemic. In the meantime, the police curfew enforced on Kochchikade of Negombo police division, Chilaw division and Puttalam police division would be lifted temporarily at 9 in the morning and would be reinforced at 12 in the afternoon, police informed.

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