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Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus

President Trump on Monday announced that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to ward off the coronavirus.

Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus
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‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports

The New York Post reports about, that the company leading the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine announced “positive” early findings on Monday, with participants producing antibodies to ward off the disease.

 ‘Positive’ results from coronavirus vaccine trial – Moderna Reports
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Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981

So far 21 COVID-19 infected patients were reported on 17th May, increasing total cases in Sri Lanka to 981, the Health Ministry said.

Sri Lanka: COVID-19 cases count reached 981
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Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day

A dignified ceremony headed by the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, together with a galaxy dignitaries, will take place on 19 May at Battaramulla National War Heroes' Monument to mark the 11th National War Heroes Day.

Tribute to Memory of Valiant War Heroes on National War Heroes Day
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Donating day’s salary to Govt. not applicable to Armed Forces & Police - Defence Secretary

Donating day’s salary to Govt. is not applicable to Armed Forces and Police Defence Secretary Maj. Gen.(Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said donating a day’s salary to the Government to overcome the existing financial constraints due to coronavirus pandemic is not applicable to Tri-Forces, Police and Civil Defence Services personnel.

Donating day’s salary to Govt.  not applicable to Armed Forces & Police -  Defence Secretary
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Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return home

Over 38,983 Overseas Sri Lankans (OSLs) in 143 countries at present seek to return home, based on information gathered mainly through the ‘Contact Sri Lanka’ Web Portal of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Over 38,000 Sri Lankans in 143 countries seek to return home
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Webinar organized by and ASSOCHAM, India and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka

A webinar was jointly organized yesterday by ASSOCHAM, India and Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka to discuss the post pandemic economic recovery.

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COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion

The balance of the COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion yesterday.

 COVID-19 Social and Security Fund exceeded Rs.1 billion
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Sri Lanka: COVID 19 Positive Cases Rises To 957

A total of 22 new COVID 19 positive cases detected on 16th May.

Sri Lanka: COVID 19 Positive Cases Rises  To 957
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Foreign Ministry and Foreign Missions contribute to COVID-19 Fund

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over Rs. 27.7 million to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (May 14th), raised through the network of Sri Lanka Missions overseas, to support COVID-19 Health Care and Social Security Fund.

Foreign Ministry and Foreign Missions contribute to COVID-19 Fund
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