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Sri Lanka threatened by isolated Coronavirus cases, Covid-19 count 117

Isolated cases of Coronavirus cases are still turning up from various locations posing a hidden threat, and the public should be careful to maintain social distance when curfew is lifted in some areas on Monday, Sri Lanka’s Army Chief Shavendra Silva said

Coronavirus curfew lifted in parts of Sri Lanka amid surgical lockdowns

Sri Lanka has lifted curfew in most districts while the Western Province, Puttalam and Kandy till 1400hours Monday while authorities continued to chase contacts with one village and town locked down

Sri Lanka extends partial airport closure

Sri Lanka is extending a ban on arriving passengers by one week to April 07 from March 31, the island’s Civil Aviation Authority said, but aircraft would still be able fly in with cargo, transit passengers and fly out with outbound passengers

Sri Lanka reports first COVID-19 death

Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said that a 60-year-old man who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has died while being under critical care at the National Infectious Disease Hospital on the outskirts of Colombo

Four more test positive for COVID-19, total rises to 110

Four more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 110, according to the Ministry of Health

Sri Lanka asks expatriates to wait until Coronavirus is contained to return

Sri Lanka has asked overseas citizens to wait until Coronavirus is contained in the country to return, the President's office said, as the country is under curfew to contain the spread the disease

Sri Lanka village in Covid-18 lockdown as zero Coronavirus cases reported for second day

Sri Lanka has locked down a village south of capital Colombo after a confirmed coronavirus patient was found who had contacts with at least 26 persons, while nationwide curfews continue to combat the spread of Covid-19

Around 200 arrested for violating curfew

Around 200 suspects have been arrested over the last six hours for violating the curfew, police said

Sri Lanka extends coronavirus curfews

Sri Lanka extended a work from home period to April 03, and has slapped indefinite coronavirus curfews on three districts with authorities making a final effort to stop any remaining unidentified carriers infecting others

Sri Lanka to allow chartered flights to fly out tourists

Sri Lanka will allow chartered flights from any country to land here and to fly out their nationals who are currently in the island nation on a holiday or work on request, an official statement said on Thursday

Sri Lanka records zero new coronavirus case day

Sri Lanka recorded the first zero new coronavirus case day on March 25, as the country was engaged in an intense battle to bottle the Covid-19 bug, and curfew was tightened to combat the possibility of small clusters in the Western Province of the island

SriLankan Airlines, Colombo airport running lonely South Asia hub

Sri Lanka’s Colombo airport is serving daily and weekly flights facilitating international transit passengers and export-import cargo of the last remaining global hubs amid a Coronavirus pandemic as airports are closed, transit is banned and carriers grounded across the world

World Bank, IMF asks creditors to give relief to South Asian nations, others

Washington-based World Bank has together with the International Monetary Fund asked creditor countries to suspend debt repayments of poor countries that were classed as eligible to receive loans from its concessionary window as a coronavirus outbreak hit the world

Sri Lanka asks for international debt relief on Coronavirus hit

Sri Lanka has asked international lending agencies to give debt relief for vulnerable nations as a coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world

Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts declared as high-risk zones in Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan government has recognized the Colombo, Gampaha, and Kalutara districts as high-risk zones for the spread of COVID – 19

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