Thursday, March 19, 2020

Bangladesh Mass Prayer Event Prompts Virus Outbreak .


An Important Advisory For Travellers To Prevent Spreading Of Corona Virus

Government Has Declared A Week Of Working At Home Policy To Minimise The Spreading Of Corona Virus

Government has declared a week of
Performing office duties whilst at home for state and private sector employees from 20 th of March  (Tomorrow )until 27 th of March to prevent spreading of Corona Virus in the county .

Accordingly All heads of of State and private institutions are being advised to prepare a mechanism regsrding this and immplemting it from tomorrow.

However essential services including Health ,Electricity ,Water ,Food supply  and Transport services are not included for this activity .

Presidential Secretariet has this evening issued a circular regarding performing office duties at home for one week .Preventing Spreading of Corona virus here through minimising  the accesss of employees in State and private sectors to their offices is the primary aim of this plan it has been announced.

Indian Premier ModI Orders A One Day Nation Wide Curfew To Combat Corona Virus


National Election Commission Postponed The Forthcoming General Election

National Election Commission has
today (19)decided to postpone the forthcoming General Election scheduled to be held on 25 th of April due to the threat of spreading Corona virus here .

Accordingly the new date for the General Election will be announced 14 days after the 25th of April after considering the spread of Corona virus here the Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya has stated .

The situation here at present is not ideal to hold a General election he has stressed. 

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Police Curfew Imposed In Wattala And Ja-Ela Areas

Police curfew has been imposed in
Wattala and Ja-Ela areas since 10 p.m today (19)until further notice according to the Police Headquarters.

Few Corona Virus positives  had been identified from these areas recently and to trace the persons they have been contacted with and prevent spreading the virus through them authorities are planing to impose strict measures in some areas according to sources.

Police Headquarters had imposed a Police curfew in Puttalam, Chilaw and Kochchikade areas since last night and it has been lifted this morning and remanded imposed again at 2 p.m until further notice .

Another 07 Corona Virus Positives Identified Today (19)

Another 07 Corona Virus infected
persons had been identified today (19) escalating the total number of Corona virus positives identified in Sri Lanka to 59  according to the Director General Of Health Services Dr.Anil Jasinghe .

Among those tested positive for Corona virus today are the wife and daughter of the Gem Businessman at Mundama ,Ratnapura who had been contacted  the disease after visiting Germany Dr.Jasinghe has stressed .

The Gem Businessman who had stayed in his house at Mount Lavinia in hiding for several days after finking  he is a coroma virus positive through a PCR test conducted in a private hospital, Later admitted to Infectious Diseases  Hospital (IDH) at Angoda with Corona Virus infection symptoms .Earlier he had refused to surrender to the Health Authorities to undergo a 14 day quarantine process .His friend who had accompanied him to Germany had also tested positive for Corona virus earlier .

Around 81 percent who has been tested positive for Corona virus in Sri Lanka are males and 19 percent are females Dr.Jasinghe has stated during a press briefing held at National Action Center For preventing Spreading of Covid -19 (Corona Virus ) at Rajagiriya .

Meanwhile around 243 Corona Virus suspected patients  are being treated at 15 Government Hospitals including IDH Hospital by this noon according to Epidemeology Unit .


79 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged From Hospitals Today (02)

A total of 79 Corona positives had been discharged today (02) from Hospitals after full recovery it has been reported . Accordingly th...