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Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron

Omicron
Saudi Arabia confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant coming from a north African country, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday. SPA, quoting a statement from the kingdom's health ministry, said authorities had isolated the person and people who were in contact with them.

396 more individuals recovered from Covid-19

396 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 540,783, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed

Michigan school shooting: Student kills three

Three students have been killed and eight others injured, including a teacher, in a high school shooting in the US state of Michigan. The dead include a 16-year-old boy, a 14-year-old girl and a 17-year-old girl, officials say. Police say the 15-year-old suspect fired 15 to 20 shots with a semi-automatic handgun and acted alone.

House fire in Weligama

The Weligama Police have commenced investigations after an 8 year old girl was burnt to death in a fire that broke out in a house in Gedarawatta in Weligama last night. Police said the fire broke out in a room of the house and the roof was burnt down. The girl who was sleeping in the room had been unable...

Today’s Weather Forecast

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, North-Western and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night, stated the Meteorology Department Fairly heavy showers above 50mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Mainly fair weather will prevail elsewhere. Misty conditions can...

347 more individuals recovered from Covid-19

347 more individuals recovered from COVID-19 bringing the total recoveries in the country to 540,387, the Epidemiology Unit confirmed.

Government has approved to import 100,000 metric tons of rice from Myanmar

The government has approved to import 100,000 metric tons of rice from Myanmar to keep sufficient buffer stocks. The approval was granted to maintain a safe stock of rice without any shortage in the country. The decision was announced at the weekly cabinet briefing at the Information Department, a short while ago

We can only delay new variant entering Sri Lanka – Health authorities

Referring to the newly detected COVID-19 variant, Omicron, the Health authorities said they could only delay the new variant entering the country. Addressing a news briefing yesterday, Deputy Director General of Health Services Dr Hemantha Herath said the new variant could enter the country at any time and added the Health Ministry is all geared up to mitigate COVID situation...

Bakery owners to propose govt. to reduce standard weight of bread

The All Ceylon Bakery Owners’ Association (ACBOA) is to propose to the government to reduce the permitted weight of a loaf of bread to reduce prices. According to ACBOA President N.K. Jayawardene, if the weight of a loaf of bread is reduced by five grams, the price could also be lowered by Rs. 5. The permitted weight of a leaf of...

Today’s Weather Forecast

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, North-Western and Uva provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night, stated that the Meteorology Department Fairly heavy showers above 75mm can be expected at some places. A few showers are likely in the coastal areas of the Eastern province and in Hambanthota district during...