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360 new coronavirus cases detected in Gampaha

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By Ifham Nizam

More than 360 Covid-19 cases were reported from the Gampaha district yesterday, according to the District Health Services Director’s Office spokesperson.

The highest number of patients was reported from Divulapitiya area (73) followed by 61 from Mahara, 39 from Biyagama, 38 from Dompe, 29 from Seeduwa, 20 from Ragama, 18 each from Gampaha and Minuwangoda and 16 from Mirigama.

Of the 511 beds in the six treatment centres in the Gampaha district, 461 were occupied by yesterday.

Police have arrested nearly 200 people for violating the health regulations.

Police spokesperson  DIG Ajith Rohana yesterday said, “Since October 30, 2020, to date 5248 people have been arrested for violating quarantine regulations.”

A special gazette notification in respect of COVID-19 quarantine regulations was published on 15 November  2020, and the provisions thereof were enforced from October 30, 2020.

Whilst emphasising that new COVID-19 guidelines had been published by the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS) on May 1, 2021, Attorney-at-Law DIG Rohana urged the people to follow COVID-19 health regulations properly.



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Cabinet nod for MOU between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives on Cultural Cooperation

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the Minister of Buddha Sasana, Religious and Cultural affairs to sign a cultural cooperation agreement between the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. (The draft agreement has received the clearance of the Attorney General and the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

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Outgoing Bulgarian Ambassador calls on the President

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Mrs. Eleonora Dimitrova, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (06), before departing for her home country upon completing her tenure in Sri Lanka.

 

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