WHO has NOT removed Cannabis from “Drugs” Category!

Cannabis is a plant that has uses as a recreational and medicinal drug.  Cannabis plants produce a group of chemicals called cannabinoids, which is considered to have mental and physical effects when consumed. Cannabis has been used as a medicine in Eastern as well as Western medical practices over the years. Yet its use as […]

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WHO Director General’s Old Statement on SL Health Services shared out of context; Read the truth here….

As Covid-19 patients were being detected from different regions of Sri Lanka towards end of March 2020, health officials urged the government to take firm action to combat the spread of the virus. The government acted swiftly by addressing infrastructure issues as well as safety and medical equipment requirements to minimize the spread of the […]

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Consuming alcohol cannot protect you from coronavirus

As the battle against the coronavirus intensifies with record number of deaths being reported on a daily basis, medical experts have highlighted the importance of self-quarantine as the best form of defence against the communal spread of the deadly disease.  As a result, governments around the world have considered the option of some form of […]

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WHO did not Snub Sri Lanka Citing Inadequate Measures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

With the amount of misinformation related to COVID-19 on the rise governments around the world and health officials have been continuously highlighting the importance of following verified sources for latest updates. Since World Health Organization is the authorized body to comment officially on the status of the COVID-19, public have been closely following the guidelines […]

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Misleading claims about traditional cures and self-checks for Coronavirus

With World Health Organization declaring COVID19 a pandemic situation with worldwide spread of the disease, social media platforms have been flooded with dubious claims that prevents or cures the coronavirus infection. Our fact checks revealed almost all claims are not scientifically proven, while some of these remedies might have symptomatic improvement for COVID19. In this […]

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Hot weather, Garlic and Hot Water are not remedies against COVID19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that no research organization has come with a vaccine or an antiviral drug that can cure novel coronavirus infection (as on March 16th). However, in South Asian countries where indigenous medical practices are established, people have resorted to sharing various social media posts that claims to prevent or […]

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Misleading claims of cures for COVID-19 from multiple countries

As the epicentreof the COVID-19 outbreak moved from China to Europe in the past few weeks and the number of patients testing positive for the virus increased around the world. This prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the situation a pandemic, urging the public not to fall prey for false statements in a […]

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Did the last COVID19 Infected Patient In Wuhan get Discharged..? Here’s The Truth!

As China gradually shows signs of recovery from the deadly COVID19 epidemic, patients testing positive for the deadly virus has escalated in other parts of the world, prompting the World Health Organization to declare the situation a “pandemic.” Governments around the world have requested public to not to fall for misinformation and follow only verified […]

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Truth behind the Viral UNICEF message about Coronavirus!

It has been 6 weeks since the lockdown of Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as per the latest published information, number of reported cases were over 90,000 with almost 3200 deaths. While the rate of infection has normalized in China to a certain extent, the latest trends indicate worldwide threat of spread […]

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Suspected Coronavirus infected girl from Badulla, discharged after tested negative for the virus…

The WHO has declared the Novel Coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. In Sri Lanka, there have been incidents in which the locals cornered Chinese nationals in the country on suspicion of Corona Virus infection. In this scenario, a girl recently returned from China visited a local hospital. This sent ripples across the country throwing […]

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