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Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:15 pm
670,391 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

15,791 more deaths reporting the highest deaths per day so far !

USA (223,628), Brazil (61,804) & UK (45,533) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (4,281), UK (1,243) & Brazil (1,109) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Coronavirus Cases:
92,905,507

Deaths:
1,989,858

Recovered:
66,439,925
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Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:38 pm
753,163 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

16,423 more deaths reporting the highest deaths per day so far raising the bar further !

USA (236,631), Brazil (61,822) & UK (47,525) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (4,103), UK (1,564) & Mexico (1,314) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Coronavirus Cases:
96,742,480

Deaths:
2,068,745

Recovered:
69,433,345
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Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:06 pm
592,826 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

14,759 more deaths higher than previous day.

USA (174,378), Brazil (63,504) & Spain (34,291) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (2,802), UK (1,610) & Brazil (1,183) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:07 pm
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Coronavirus Cases:
98,169,614

Deaths:
2,102,414

Recovered:
70,571,600
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Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:15 pm
678,436 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

17,366 more deaths higher than previous day marking the highest death count for a single day recorded so far !!!

USA (190,081), Brazil (64,126) & Spain (41,576) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (4,394), UK (1,820) & Mexico (1,584) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:22 pm
Sri Lanka may be on the brink of community transmission: PHI Union

ECONOMYNEXT – Though it’s difficult to say conclusively at present, Sri Lanka may be on the brink of community transmission of COVID-19, according to the Public Health Inspectors Union (PHI).

PHI Union President Upul Rohana told EconomyNext yesterday that this is possible looking at the number of people in various parts of the island that are testing positive for the virus.

“We cannot come to a conclusion yet about whether we’re at community transmission level without technical analysis, but we are finding more and more cases from other provinces. [Areas outside the Western Province] have seen a growth in the number of cases,” said Rohana.

More patients are being found in the community every day, numbering 600 to 650 and this number doesn’t seem to be going down, he added.

Rohana warned that this might worsen with the reopening of schools and public places. Health officials are already struggling to maintain health guidelines, he said.

“The government has decided to reopen the airports as well, for the tourists. We are in a bit of a difficult place trying to maintain the situation and control the spread of the virus,” he said.

Sri Lanka reopened the country for tourists yesterday and officials said the industry expects up to 3,500 tourist arrivals following a controversial pilot project that saw groups of Ukrainian tourists flown into the island. According to Rohana, the tourism ministry had not contacted the PHI union for any support in handling the tourists coming to the country.

“The pilot project did not operate well and they have not asked the PHI union for any additional support or supervision up until now,” he said. (Colombo/Jan22/2021)
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Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:37 am
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Coronavirus Cases:
99,774,351

Deaths:
2,139,031

Recovered:
71,746,746
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Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:41 am
455,867 new cases world wide lower than previous day .

9,511 more deaths lower than previous day .

USA (135,182), UK (30,004) & Brazil (28,346) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (1,844), Mexico (1,470) & UK (610) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:37 am
And then she got Covid

ECONOMYNEXT – The government should be deeply ashamed by the fact that the so-called miracle cure for Covid produced by a Shaman assiduously trumpeted by its tame media and endorsed by the Minister of Health has failed spectacularly.

The Minister, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, and her colleague the State Minister for Women’s and Children’s Affairs Piyal Nishantha de Silva who consumed the concoction for the cameras have tested positive for Covid 19 and are under treatment.

Wanniarachchi was found positive from an Antigen test and a subsequent PCR test confirmed the diagnosis, her Media Secretary Viraj Abyesinghe told EconomyNext.

This government which successfully practices the art of governance by distraction promoted the potion produced by a medically untrained Shaman of the Goddess Kali, “guaranteed” to protect us from Covid 19, even as the second wave engulfed the country.

For a government which went into the General Elections under the banner of an administration that had “beaten Covid” the huge second wave that has now swept through the country, increasing infection rates and causing deaths, has been a setback.

There was false confidence given to Sri Lankans that Covid is “over” and that our brilliant leadership had done better than everybody in the world and quashed the dreaded bug. The people were happy, and many ignored health officials’ warnings that the danger is far from over.

We were mentally unprepared for the second wave despite the fact that almost every other country including star performers such as New Zealand, Singapore and Germany had seen a resurgence of the virus.

The magic potion revealed by a Goddess whose avatar is a Shaman was an important bit of psychological warfare to blunt criticism and give hope to the general population as the infections spreading in the apparel factories and thereafter at the Peliyagoda fish market alarming the population.

From the beginning the very idea that there was a potion that could cure people of the Covid 19 disease was absurd as there is no way a virus can be killed by medicine; viruses can only be suppressed by antiretroviral drugs as in the case of HIV.

But the potion invented by the Custodian of the Kali Amman Kovil in Hettimulla, Dhammika Bandara was popularized as a cure for Covid, when the Health Minister, the Speaker and parliamentarians of the government side were seen drinking it, thus endorsing the syrup.

Pro-government media, primarily Adaderana TV, which did a lengthy soft interview with Bandara, led the coverage of the “miracle cure.”

The interviewers allowed Bandara to get away with statements such as “three doses of my potion will immunize you from Covid for the rest of your life” and “this medicine was revealed to me by Kali to save the world from Covid.”

Prominent Ministers, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene and Indigenous Medicine Minister Sisira Jayakody are among the government politicos who quaffed the cure for the cameras.

Politicians particularly those in the South Asian region have hides so thick that it is unlikely that Wanniarachchi will resign her post, or her boss President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will ask her to go despite this incident causing her to lose all credibility at a time of a pandemic.

As the National People Power Leader Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake said, the Minister when presented with a new medicine should have handed it over to the relevant scientists and experts for analysis and called for a report.

“Instead she drank it. Then next time someone brings a dose of poison she might drink that as well,” he told Parliament on January 20.

Dissanayake said he does not wish the disease on anybody and hopes the Minister recovers and is well again “but I am happy that someone who drank this potion did contract the disease.”

As the media showed, crowds mobbed the home of the Shaman, ignoring all health guidelines, with hopes of getting themselves a bottle of the magic cure, confident it would save them from the virus.

Thousands of people lined up overnight, many sleeping in their cars, to obtain the potion when Bandara invited them to his temple for a free hand out, more than a month ago.

This was a super-spreader event that deeply worried the authorities and finally, police were compelled to disperse the crowd. The police officers who responded should be commended as they literally risked their lives trying to persuade the crowds to leave.

Local health officials, particularly the Public Health Inspectors who spoke with us at the time, raised concerns that locals who had consumed the potion were moving about without masks and not observing social distancing, putting themselves and others at risk of infection.

Senior officials of our much-vaunted Health Service have maintained a studied silence although some leaders of the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) warned against it.

While many people in the world believe in Gods, unseen deities, and pray for the betterment of the world and their health, that kind of faith itself does no harm either to themselves or society. Others have faith in various temples or blessed water.

But the concoction promoted by the government poses two dangers, health experts pointed out to us.

They said firstly the ingredients are not known and may be harmful and the other is that gives a false sense of security making people drop their guard against the virus.

Social Media users have not been kind to the Health Minister gleefully making fun of her and the government.

Her colleague, the State Minister in charge of battling the coronavirus pandemic Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, rose to Wanniarachchi’s defence saying the virus does not care who the person is and of what ethnicity or gender a victim is.

She said the Health Minister was being treated unfairly by Social Media users who trashed her for consuming the potion and then becoming a victim.

That is generous of her. After all, she must stand with her colleague in arms!

To be fair Fernandopulle, a medical doctor by training did not endorse the concoction.

But, when the pandemic first hit our shores, and when various communities such as the Muslims, drug users, and later garment factory workers etc. were being maligned by some health officials, and particularly the media, Fernandopulle failed to speak up for them.

What of Bandara? The Shaman, who was at a Police station in Kegalle trying to settle a matter between him and a medical doctor from the Peradeniya Hospital who had complained that the former mason had assaulted him spoke with media on Tuesday, January 26.

He told reporters that he had indeed given his potion to the Minister. “She consumed it when I was there, but I do not know whether she followed up with the proper dosage thereafter. If she had done as instructed she would never have been infected.”

Bandara, who wants reporters and others to refer to him as “the Mother” as he proclaims himself as an avatar of the Goddess Kali, slipped up when he encountered the Chief Priest of the Eight Sacred Sites of Anuradhapura several weeks ago.

After he was not permitted to enter the holy of holies the upper chamber at the Sri Maha Bodhi he returned to the residence of the Chief Priest, the Atamasthanadhipathy Dr Pallegama Sirinivasa Thero and berated him for not being allowed to enter the upper chamber and offer his potion to the Holy Bodhi tree.

“I have created this medicine to save the world. But you have not allowed me to enter the upper chamber. Don’t you know I am Kali, I am your Mother!” the Shaman said in a loud voice.

Sirinivasa Nayaka Thero won many admirers for his composure during the very uncomfortable incident. Bandara later said he did not know what happened to him and would not have behaved in that manner normally.

That clip was edited out by pro-government TV channels Hiru, Adaderana, Rupavahini and ITN but Swarnavahini and Newsfirst aired the sequence.

Sri Lanka’s politicians, as we know, are masters in the game of distraction. Just a small psychological operation is all that is needed to sway a gullible public.

For instance, just when Premalal Jayasekara, the convicted murderer was being sworn in as a government MP, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a ban on cattle slaughter. An emotional issue close to the hearts of the majority Buddhists and Hindus in the country, this statement served to change the conversation and Jayasekara, also known as Choka Malli, was duly sworn in.

Well-timed and now we have a murder convict writing and voting on our laws!

Meanwhile, the cattle slaughter ban has been forgotten along with the LKR1,000 per day guaranteed pay for plantation workers and a myriad other election promises.

But in the case of Covid prevention promoting an unscientific untested potion as a cure was irresponsible, and it is poetic justice that the leadership, the Health Minister no less caught the virus.

(Colombo, January 27, 2021)
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Coronavirus Cases:
100,836,681

Deaths:
2,167,092

Recovered:
72,842,517
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528,698 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

15,879 more deaths higher than previous day .

USA (148,265), Brazil (63,626) & Spain (36,435) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (4,045), UK (1,631) & Brazil (1,206) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:13 am
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Coronavirus Cases:
101,441,177

Deaths:
2,184,273

Recovered:
73,325,507
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Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:16 am
590,732 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

16,852 more deaths higher than previous day .

USA (151,727), Brazil (63,895) & Spain (40,285) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (3,912), UK (1,725) & Mexico (1,743) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 am
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Coronavirus Cases:
102,037,423

Deaths:
2,200,994

Recovered:
73,865,827
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Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:30 am
601,212 new cases world wide higher than previous day .

16,388 more deaths lower than previous day .

USA (162,574), Brazil (60,301) & Spain (34,890) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (3,908), Mexico (1,623) & Brazil (1,439) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:15 pm
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Coronavirus Cases:
102,671,848

Deaths:
2,217,329

Recovered:
74,383,597
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Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:15 pm
Daily cases in Sri Lanka soar past 800 for fifth day running; vaccination continues
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s daily COVID-19 cases exceeded 800 for the fifth consecutive day yesterday, with 826 cases being discovered in a period of 24 hours that ended at 6am today, official data showed.
The number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus increased to 324 today with the passing of Dr Gayan Danthanarayana, Sri Lanka’s first frontline worker to succumb to the disease. A spokesman for the national COVID-19 task force said Dr Danthanarayana, who worked at the Ragama hospital, was receiving treatment at the Mulleriyawa hospitals before being transferred to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle where he passed away this morning.

Total COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka have now reached 64,983, with 6,585 active cases repoted and 839 individuals currently under investigation in hospitals.
A majority of yesterday’s cases were reported from the Colombo district with 212 people testing positive for the virus. Gampaha district recorded 132 while 121 people in the Kandy district also tested positive. Ten returnees from abroad are among the newly detected cases yesterday.
Colombo district leads the list with highest number of COVID-19 patients so far, with 24,902 total cases. Gampaha district comes in at second place with 13,197 positive cases while Kalutara district has recorded 5,000 patients.
In an earlier report, Health Services Deputy Director General Dr Hemantha Herath said the increase in patients was expected with the public movement going up in December and the first week of January.
Sri Lanka recorded 310 COVID-19 deaths in the past four months after the second wave of the virus hit on October 4 last year.
According to the task force, of the deaths so far, 143 were patients above the age of 71 years, 76 were 61-70 years, 47 were 51-60 years, 30 were 41-50 years, and 14 were 0-40 years.
Meanwhile, vaccination of frontline health workers and tri forces personnel continues for the fourth day. Health officials said 95,550 have received the Covishield jab so far.

“We have only around 50,000 more to vaccinate in the health sector,” Dr Herath told EconomyNext.
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“We believe it will be completed in the next few days.”
The task force said 916 patients returned home upon recovery yesterday, taking the total of recovered patients to 58,074.
The following areas will remain under lockdown until further notice, according to the task force:
COLOMBO
Grama Sevaka (GS) areas – Ferguson Road South, Galagedara East, Veluwana Road, Gothamipura Wisi Hathara Watta, Gothamipura Haththa Ata Watta
Housing scheme – Gothamipura Housing Scheme

GAMPAHA
GS areas – Wedikanda, Minhaj Road, Darga Road, Polhena, Kumari Mulla, Junide Mawatha (Nittambuwa), Godella, Dunuela, Jumma Masjid Mawatha (Minuwangoda), Hydra Mawatha, New Road, Akaragoda


KALUTARA
GS areas – Veyangalla West, Veyangalla East, Marikkar Veediya, Kottawatta, Welipenna East North Muslim Road, Akkareimalei(Payagala)

KANDY
GS areas –Poornawatta West, Bamunupola Koskote Village(Poojapitiya Police Area), Palliyakotuwa and

Galhena (Ankumbura Police Area)* MATHALE 03 GS Areas –Warakamura(356), Mideniya(356 B), Maththawa village in Dehipitiya(356 A)
BATTICALOA
GS areas – Arasady, 162 A Kaththankudy 06 South, 162 B Kaththankudy 06 West, 164 Kaththankudy 04, 164 B Kaththankudy 05 North, 164 A Kaththankudy 05, 164 C Kaththankudy 04 West, 167 Kaththankudy 01, 167 C New Kaththankudy South, 167 D Kaththankudy West, 167 E Kaththankudy Central

KURUNEGALA
GS areas – Giriulla – Mummana, Wetthawa

VAVUNIYA
From AMT Filling Station to Thandikulam, From Neriyakulam Junction to A9 Road, From Mamaduwa Junction to A9 Road, From Poonthottam Junction to A9 Road.

KEGALLE
GS areas – Wilpola (Aranayaka Police area)


HAMBANTHOTA
GS areas – Maley Colony (Ambalanthota Police area)*

ANURADHAPURA
GS areas – Dewanampiyathissapura (Tisawewa 01) A (Colombo/ Feb02/2021)
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[size=40]Coronavirus Cases:
[size=54]106,685,660[/size][/size]
[size=40]Deaths:
[size=54]2,327,308[/size][/size]
[size=40]Recovered:
[size=54]78,385,220[/size][/size]
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345,735 new cases world wide lower than previous day .

7,783 more deaths lower than previous day .

USA (1,340), Brazil (26,845) & France (19,745) are the three countries with highest no of new cases that drives the new cases.

USA (3,908), Mexico (1,496) & Brazil (492) were the countries with highest new deaths for last 24 hours.
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