US withdraws emergency use of hydroxychloroquine

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration on Monday withdrew emergency use authorization for anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of the...

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday took to Twitter to confirm that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Afridi said...

Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus...

Coronavirus patients most infectious as they first feel unwell: WHO

It is when people with the novel coronavirus first begin to feel unwell that they are most infectious, World Health Organization (WHO)...

Satellite data suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers

Most of the world didn't know about China's mysterious new coronavirus outbreak until January, but people at its epicenter started to behave...

Russia approves ‘game-changer’ drug to treat Covid-19 after promising study

Russia has approved a 'game-changer' antiviral drug to treat the coronavirus and is ready to start giving it to infected patients next...

Sri Lanka confirms 11th COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka has reported the 11th death from the COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health confirmed a short while ago.

Toll of COVID-19 cases rises 1,503

The total number of COVID-19 infections reported in the country has surpassed the 1,500th mark, confirmed the Department of Government Information.

COVID hit the Colombo Gafoor Building

Wedge – shaped Gafoor Building located in Colombo Pettah is in isolation with the latest COVID case reported from the building with...

Highest jump in coronavirus cases in Sri lanka in 24 hours

SL COVID infections increased to 1469 with the 150 new cases identified yesterday. “This is the highest coronavirus cases reported in a...

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