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Sri Lanka records fifth COVID-19 death

Colombo, April 4 ( – A 44-year-old COVID-19 patient who was receiving treatment at the Welikanda Hospital, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 5 in Sri Lanka. Reportedly, the patient had been in quarantine upon returning from Italy recently. He had no other ailments. A total of 159 confirmed COVID-19 patients...

People line in a sidewalk filled with tents set up by the homeless, amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, California, U.S. April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Coronavirus forces San Francisco to put homeless into hotels

San Francisco, April 3 (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis is beginning to do something the city of San Francisco has been unable to accomplish for years - move homeless people off the streets and into shelters, including some of the city’s now-empty hotels. Faced with the prospect the virus could rip through the nearly 10,000 people who live on the...


Sri Lanka records fourth COVID-19 death

Colombo, April 2 ( – A 58-year-old COVID-19 patient who was under treatment at the IDH, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 4 in Sri Lanka. Reportedly, the patient had passed with the worsening of a pneumonia condition. A total of 151 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported in Sri Lanka...

Anil Salunkhe, a farmer, feeds strawberries to his cow during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Darewadi village in Satara district in the western state of Maharashtra, India, April 1, 2020. Picture taken April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav

Indian farmers feed strawberries to cattle as lockdown hits transport

Satara, April 2 (Reuters) - As hundreds of millions of Indians remain locked down to stem the spread of coronavirus, some of its cattle are getting treated to strawberries and broccoli that farmers are struggling to transport and sell in cities amid the three-week lockdown. Demand for such premium farm produce typically jumps in the summer, but with India’s farm...


Sri Lanka records third COVID-19 death

Colombo, April 2 ( - A 72-year-old COVID-19 patient who was under treatment at the IDH, passed away a short while ago, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 3 in Sri Lanka. The deceased was admitted to the IDH earlier on Wednesday and he was a resident from Maradana. He was a travel agent by profession.

From left: President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Musalia Mudavadi during national prayer day at State House, Nairobi, yesterday. [PSCU]

Even science needs God, says President of Kenya

Nairobi, March 31 (Standard) - A virus-threatened nation turned to God for help yesterday as it entered a defining week in the ongoing fight to keep the killer coronavirus at bay. Leading the prayers, President Uhuru Kenyatta, in his own way, let Kenyans have a peek into the state of preparedness of the country over the pandemic. Streamed live from...

People at the arrival hall of the international airport in Bali on March 28, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Indonesia to temporarily ban all foreign arrivals, transits to curb further spread of coronavirus

Jakarta, March 31 (The Straits Time) - Indonesia will temporarily ban all visits and transits by foreign nationals to the country to curb the further spread of the coronavirus. "President (Joko) sees that our current policy needs to be made stricter. We have decided that all visits and transits by foreign nationals to Indonesia will temporarily be banned," Foreign Minister...

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