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Dengue and COVID may show similar symptoms: Medical Expert

The Dengue virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 can generate similar symptoms, Dr. Indika Weerasinghe of the Health Ministry’s National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) said. He urged people to  seek medical assistance immediately when these symptoms are felt without opting to stay at home. Speaking to media, he said the symptoms such as fever, muscle or body aches are …

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Covid-19: Perhaps final warning for Sri Lankans

BBS(Cey), DCH(Cey), DCH(Eng), MD(Paed), MRCP(UK), FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Lon), FRCPCH(UK), FSLCPaed, FCCP, Hony FRCPCH(UK), Hony. FCGP(SL)  Specialist Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Senior Fellow, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Be warned, our dear countrymen and women. The die is cast…, well and truly. In addition to all our woes in this resplendent isle, as far as COVID-19 goes, things …

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Cabinet approves to ban burqa, niqab

Cabinet approval was granted to ban all face coverings including the burqa and niqab, Public Security Cabinet Minister Dr Sarath Weerasekara said. Weerasekara told the Daily Mirror that the decision will be implemented as a law after parliamentary approval is obtained. The cabinet approval was granted according to the public bill of Prohibition on covering the full face in public …

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Covid 19 New wave – Youth may also be affected

COVID 19 At this time where a number of new varieties of the virus are spreading worldwide, young personnel in many countries are increasingly getting sick. The situation observed in Sri Lanka in the past few days is similar to this. Additionally, another trend of reporting serious respiratory difficulties and having to be admitted into intensive care units for a …

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