Daily COVID cases count hits 4,355 today

The Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry reports that another 1,132 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, moving the daily total of new cases to 4,355. This brings the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus reported in the country to 394,355. As many as 344,381 recoveries and 7,560 deaths have been confirmed in Sri Lanka since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Epidemiology Unit’s data showed that 42,608 active cases are currently under medical care. Thank you

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Premier League top goalscorer Michail Antonio issues challenge to rivals: Catch me if you can! | Football News

Michail Antonio revealed the inspiration behind his carboard cut-out celebration and issued a challenge to his rivals for the Golden Boot. Antonio became table-topping West Ham’s all-time Premier League goalscorer as his double helped the Hammers thrash 10-man Leicester 4-1 at the London Stadium. The newly-crowned Hammers No 9 took centre stage for himself late on to become the club’s record Premier League scorer, first holding off Caglar Soyuncu to power home his 48th league goal for the club, breaking Paolo Di Canio’s record. He celebrated in hilarious fashion by…

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US Ambassador calls on the Foreign Minister

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz called on Foreign Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris on Friday 20 August, 2021 at the Foreign Ministry.   Foreign Minister Peiris thanked the United States for the assistance extended to combat COVID-19 pandemic and to mitigate the environmental and socio-economic impact of the MV X-Press Pearl disaster and sought further cooperation.    Foreign Minister Peiris welcomed the recent tripartite Letter of Cooperation between the EDB, the USAID and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce under the PARTNER programme to offer…

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West Ham 4 – 1 Leicester

Michail Antonio became table-topping West Ham’s all-time Premier League goalscorer as his double helped the Hammers thrash 10-man Leicester 4-1 at the London Stadium. Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher called the newly-crowned No 9 a “special player” after a stellar solo performance but he had to wait for his moment in the Hammers’ sensational victory, with Pablo Fornals opening the scoring from a one-two with Said Benrahma after Jamie Vardy’s poor pass. The Argentine was left on the floor minutes before half-time by Ayoze Perez and after a VAR review noticed…

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Tokyo Paralympics: A ‘different’ Games but Paralympians still hope to shine

The Agitos symbol takes its place on the water in Tokyo before the start of the Games Venue: Tokyo, Japan Dates: 24 August-5 September Time in Tokyo: BST +8 Coverage: Follow on Radio 5 Live and on the BBC Sport website The Tokyo Paralympics get under way on Tuesday, with Covid-19 cases rising in Japan and all parties acknowledging that there is still a challenge ahead. Delayed by a year because of the pandemic and with supporters unable to attend apart from a small number of schoolchildren, these will be…

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Indian Navy vessel delivers shipment of urgently needed oxygen

By Norman Palihawadane Indian Navy ship, INS Shakti, arrived at the Colombo Port yesterday with liquid oxygen purchased by the Sri Lankan government. Accordingly, 100 tonnes of liquid oxygen needed for COVID-19 treatment in Sri Lanka have been brought from Visakhapatnam, India. In addition, Sri Lanka Naval Ship (SLNS) Shakthi, which left the Trincomalee harbour on 17 August 2021 to bring an urgent shipment of oxygen, is expected to return from Chennai on Monday (23). In response to a request by Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne from…

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Sri Lanka moves up to 13th place in global COVID death rankings, just below US

Sri Lanka has moved up to the 13th position in the rankings of the global COVID-19 fatalities that occur daily. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka on March 11, 2020, the highest daily count of new COVID-19 cases was recorded yesterday (August 22); that was with 4,304 new cases. This was also the first time the number of COVID-19 infections reported within a day exceeded 4,000. Meanwhile, the Director-General of Health Services confirmed yesterday that another 183 COVID-19 deaths had been reported on August 21. Sri…

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The Hundred: Alice Capsey tells Sky Sports News about whirlwind month and getting back to a normal life | Cricket News

She turned 17 during The Hundred, but that milestone was a small one for Alice Capsey compared to her exploits on some of cricket’s most iconic stadiums – she tells Sky Sports News all about her experiences of the inaugural tournament By Gail Davis Last Updated: 23/08/21 7:44pm Oval Invincibles’s Alice Capsey says the support she and her team-mates received in The Hundred ‘exceeded everyone’s expectations’. Oval Invincibles’s Alice Capsey says the support she and her team-mates received in The Hundred ‘exceeded everyone’s expectations’. On Saturday evening Alice Capsey was…

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Israeli strikes on Gaza high-rises may be war crimes – Human Rights Watch

“The apparently unlawful Israeli strikes on four high-rise towers in Gaza City caused serious, lasting harm for countless Palestinians who lived, worked, shopped, or benefitted from businesses based there,” said Richard Weir, HRW’s crisis and conflict researcher. “The Israeli military should publicly produce the evidence that it says it relied on to carry out these attacks.” Source link–!Thank You !–

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Person arrested for publishing false images implying dead bodies at Kalubowila Hospital

A person accused of publishing false images implying dead bodies piled at Kalubowila Hospital due to Covid on Social Media has been arrested by the Police. The suspect, 36, published images of a foreign country claiming that they were taken from the Kalubowila Hospital, the Police revealed. He was produced before Court and released on a surety of Rs. 100,000. MIAP Thank you

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Michael Vaughan hopes sentences ‘sends shockwaves’

Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan hopes the jailing of cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif “sends shockwaves” through the game, and says he is “delighted” with the way the situation has been handled. Ex-Pakistan captain Butt has been jailed for two-and-a-half years, Asif for one year and Amir for six months for their parts in a conspiracy to bowl deliberate no-balls in a Test match. However, Daily Telegraph columnist Simon Hughes wishes that the sentences were “harsher” because these types of actions “defraud the public” and is harmful for…

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Liverpool transfer news: Xherdan Shaqiri completes move to Ligue 1 side Lyon | Football News

Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has completed a permanent move to Ligue 1 side Lyon. Shaqiri will cost Lyon a fee of around £9.5m, marking a loss on the fee Liverpool paid Stoke for him in 2018, when they activated a £13.5m release clause in his contract. Saturday 28th August 5:00pm Kick off 5:30pm Although the Switzerland international was able to claim a semi-regular role in his first season at Anfield, injuries cost him a lot of playing time over the last two completed seasons, meaning he leaves after just 45…

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