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7 silver linings in Covid-19 dark cloud

7 silver linings in Covid-19 dark cloud

Singapore, April 4 (TheStraitsTimes) - The Covid-19 pandemic is like a big black cloud that has descended on earth, bringing with it death and destruction. However, without minimising the seriousness of the situation we are in, I see some silver linings in the dark cloud. FIRST SILVER LINING It is hard to believe that Covid-19 began as an animal virus....

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Sri Lanka records third COVID-19 death

Colombo, April 2 (newsin.asia) - 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.

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One third of humanity under virus lockdown

New Delhi, March 25 (MalayMail) — More than one billion Indians went into lockdown today, leaving a third of the planet now under orders to stay at home, as the United States vowed to spend US$2 trillion to counter the economic harm of the coronavirus. Europe remains at the heart of the epidemic, with first Italy and now Spain’s death...

Laboratory research and computer modelling suggest Covid-19 will be less able to survive in warm and humid conditions (Credit: Getty Images)

Will warm weather really kill off Covid-19?

March 24 (BBC) - Many infectious diseases wax and wane with the seasons. Flu typically arrives with the colder winter months, as does the norovirus vomiting bug. Others, such as typhoid, tend to peak during the summer. Measles cases drop during the summer in temperate climates, while in tropical regions they peak in the dry season. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many people are now asking...

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Streets empty as cities impose Covid-19 lockdown: Pictures

March 19 (newsin.asia) - As the coronavirus continues to spread, millions are under lockdown all over the world. Countries enforce lockdowns and advise their residents to stay at home hoping to slow down the spread of the virus. Since social distancing is now in trend, many streets, transport hubs, and tourist attractions are eerily empty. [caption id="attachment_38859"...

An empty shopping street is seen during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Stunned world grapples with ‘once-in-100-year’ coronavirus battle

March 18 (Reuters) - Hundreds of millions of people worldwide were adjusting on Wednesday to once-in-a-generation measures to battle the coronavirus crisis that is not only killing the old and vulnerable but also threatening prolonged economic misery. The fast-spreading disease that jumped from animals to humans in China has now infected about 200,000 people and caused nearly 8,500 deaths in...

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Sri Lanka: Island-Wide World’s Largest Lesson

Colombo, March 17 (newsin.asia) - The future of all nations lie in the hands and power of its youth, their attitudes and beliefs. In order to see the light of a brighter and sustainable future, it is of utmost importance to ensure that the future of our country, that is the youth, who are the prospective future leaders who decide...

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Double trouble: Too many show for Sri Lanka twins record bid

Colombo, Jan 21 (AFP) - A Sri Lankan attempt to set a world record for the largest gathering of twins may have failed Monday after an unexpectedly large turnout overwhelmed organisers who vowed to try again. Organisers from the Sri Lanka Twins group had called on multiples across the island to pack a sports stadium in the capital Colombo to...

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