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Sri Lanka to allow factories in low coronavirus-risk areas to open

Sri Lanka will allow factories in low-risk areas and export processing zones to operated subject to health regulations during curfews imposed to combat Coronavirus, Information Minister Bandula Gunewardene said

Sri Lanka Coronavirus burglary cluster takes COVID-19 count to 197

Sri Lanka has confirmed 197 coronavirus by late night on April 10, the Health Ministry said after several people in a cluster relating to a burglar was found be infected with COVID-19

Sri Lanka launches aggressive COVID 19 testing

Sri Lanka’s health authorities are aggressively expanding testing for COVID 19 this week according to new instructions sent to 34 major state sector hospitals across the country

Sri Lanka forex reserves down to Rs7.5bn in March amid liquidity injections

Sri Lanka’s forex reserves were down by 412.5 million US dollars to 7,525 million by end March 2020 from 7,938.24 million US dollars in February central bank data showed, as liquidity injections continued into money markets

Sri Lanka’s COVID–19 count hits 190

The number of COVID – 19 patients in the country rose to 190, after one person tested positive for the virus on Thursday, health officials said

Sri Lanka’s COVID – 19 count hits 190

The number of COVID-19 patients in the country rose to 190, after one person tested positive for the virus on Thursday, health officials said

Australian donation aims to help women and girls in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has handed over prepositioned maternity and dignity kits worth more than 3 million Rupees (USD 36,000) to the government of Sri Lanka in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

US gives US$1.3mn to Sri Lanka to fight Coronavirus, promises testing support

he United States has given 1.3 millon US dollars to help Sri Lanka help protect healthcare workers in the fight against Coronavirus and more support will be given to boost laboratory testing, the US embassy in Colombo said

Sri Lanka reports seventh death due to COVID-19

Health authorities have confirmed the country’s seventh death due to COVID 19, as the number of affected patients rose to 188

Sri Lanka’s toll of COVID – 19 rises to 188

Health officials on Wednesday confirmed that the number of COVID – 19 patients in the country has risen to 188

COVID-19 : One more death reported as fatality rates stay below global average

Sri Lanka’s total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 185 as of the morning of April 8 after seven new cases were confirmed yesterday, the Ministry of Health said

Sri Lanka’s COVID–19 cases rise to 185

Sri Lankan health officials on Tuesday said the number of COVID–19 patients in the country has risen to 185

Sri Lanka business leaders to take massive pay cuts

Senior executives of top business groups in Sri Lanka have taken up to 60 percent salary cuts as Coronavirus killed sales and hit cash flows, but no state sector salary cuts have been announced though most are staying at home

Blanket curfew over the whole country for more than 50 hours

Sri Lanka heads into a countrywide curfew from tonight with all districts placed under restrictions until Thursday morning, the Presidential Secretariat said

COVID-19 prevention measures likely to continue

Stringent measures taken against the coronavirus pandemic in Sri Lanka is likely to continue until after the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on April 14, with constant evaluation of the situation to continue with the support of medical, security and legal expertise, the Presidents Media Division (PMD) said

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