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Melsta Hospitals – Ragama makes adjustments to its operation after staff member tests positive for Covid-19

A staff member who recently joined Melsta Hospitals – Ragama has tested positive for Covid-19, and is currently being treated at a government hospital. In light of these circumstances, Melsta Hospitals – Ragama has been actively taking all the necessary preventive and precautionary measures, under the close guidance of the Public Health Inspector (PHI) and Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Gampaha district.

Prior to commencing his employment at Melsta Hospitals – Ragama on 1st July 2020, the coronavirus-afflicted staff member (who was attached to another leading private hospital at the time) had visited the Kandakadu Rehabilitation Centre on a lecturing assignment, upon the request of the Ministry. After his visit, having learned that the Kandakadu area was marked as an at-risk Covid-19 location, the staff member had immediately and voluntarily undergone a PCR test at a reputed private healthcare institution, to which he had tested negative. Subsequently, as a precaution, he had enrolled to be quarantined outside of Colombo, after which his next PCR test (which was conducted at the quarantine centre) had revealed a positive result.



OPPO introduces two smartphone models A series

OPPO, a leading global smartphone brand has introduced two new smartphone models in its A Series.

Whilst the mid-tier ‘Triple-Camera Phone’, the OPPO A31 is already available, the entry-level ‘Bigger-Battery - Better-Performance’ OPPO A12 will be available by this week. With 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM, OPPO A12 features smooth performance with all the mainstream settings, such as Rear Fingerprint Sensor, Octa-core Processor and AI Dual Rear Camera, making it a significantly considerable option for entry level users.

OPPO A12 has a Riding Mode for those who ride to commute which keeps one focused and safer on the road by blocking unimportant calls and notifications. Smart Assistant presents the most relevant information on the home screen for easy access, saving you the trouble of going through the apps one by one.

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Unilever’s flagship skin care brand announces name change to ‘Glow & Lovely’

Unilever Sri Lanka Limited has announced the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio to a more inclusive vision of Positive Beauty, and introduces Glow & Lovely, the new name for the Fair & Lovely brand. Over the next few months, Glow & Lovely will be on the shelves, and future innovations will deliver on this new proposition.

The brand is committed to celebrating all skin tones and its vision is to adopt a holistic approach to beauty that cares for people, that must be inclusive and diverse - for everyone, everywhere. In 2019, the brand’s communication moved away from the benefits of fairness, whitening and skin lightening, towards glow, even tone, skin clarity and radiance, which are holistic measures of healthy skin. As a result, since 2019, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited has also removed the cameo with two faces showing shade transformation, as well as the shade guides from its packaging in its wider portfolio. In line with this, the Company will continue to evolve its advertising, to feature women of different skin tones, representative of the variety of beauty across Sri Lanka.

In addition to the changes to Fair & Lovely, the rest of Unilever Sri Lanka’s skincare portfolio will also reflect the new vision of positive beauty in the upcoming months.

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