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Sri Lanka's President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (C) arrives to attend a laying in state ceremony for late tea plantation trade union leader and government minister Arumugam Thondaman at the national Parliament in Colombo on May 28, 2020

Sri Lanka to reimpose selective lockdown after virus cases spike

Colombo, May 29 (AFP) - Sri Lanka will reimpose selective lockdown restrictions from Sunday to restrict large gatherings after recording its biggest daily surge in coronavirus infections -- most found in citizens repatriated last week from Kuwait. The island nation on Tuesday lifted a shutdown on the capital and a neighbouring district, two weeks after easing it in other parts of...

Despite COVID, Chinese investment in BRI increased by 11.7% year on year in the first quarter

Despite COVID, Chinese investment in BRI increased by 11.7% year on year in the first quarter

Beijing, May 28 (www.shine.cn/Xinhua ) : China convened the "Two Sessions" after an over two-month postponement due to COVID-19 as the country makes its homestretch toward "Xiaokang," a moderately prosperous society in all respects. Attended by about 3,000 national lawmakers and 2,000 political advisors, the week-long event in Beijing provided reassurance that the timetable for the milestone goal will not...

Top HIV scientist says he wouldn’t count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon

Gaffoor Building in Colombo isolated

Colombo, May 28 (Daily Mirror) - The Gaffoor Building in Colombo Fort which is used by the navy has been isolated after a navy driver was tested positive for COVID-19, Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe said. He said the building is used by the sailors and navy drivers.  

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