A woman wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, walks past banners of the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in Tokyo, Japan, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

Tokyo has no ‘Plan B’ for Olympics despite coronavirus

Tokyo, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Tokyo has no Plan B for this year’s Summer Olympics despite alarm over the spread of the coronavirus in Japan and elsewhere with under five months before the event, a senior official said on Friday. “There will not be one bit of change in holding the Games as planned,” Katsura Enyo, deputy director general of...

A security guard looks through a gate of a hospital for infectious diseases, after Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, in Minsk, Belarus February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarus announces first case of coronavirus: TASS

Moscow, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Belarus registered the first case of coronavirus infection in the country, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday, citing the Belarussian Ministry of Healthcare. “We would like to inform you that February 27 tests conducted at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of epidemiology and microbiology showed the presence of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in one of...

Ducks have a voracious appetite for locusts

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan’s locust swarms

Feb 28 (BBC) - Pakistan declared an emergency earlier this month saying locust numbers were the worst in more than two decades. An agricultural expert behind the scheme says a single duck can eat more than 200 locusts a day and can be more effective than pesticides. However, another researcher questioned whether the ducks would be effective. Millions of the...

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Foreign Exchange Rates in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb.28 (newsin.asia) - The following are the foreign exchange rates against the Sri Lankan rupee released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka on Friday. Buying Selling Australian Dollar 116.65 121.58 Canadian Dollar 133.06 137.81 Chinese Yuan (Renminbi) 25.36 26.53 Euro 196.36 203.07 Japanese Yen 1.6352 1.6938 Singapore Dollar 128.13 132.34 Sterling Pound 230.67 ...

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