Colombo, March 25 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appealed to international donor agencies to provide debt relief to vulnerable, developing nations who have been hit by the COVID-19 virus, his office said in a statement here Wednesday.
The statement said President Rajapaksa had urged Director General of the World Health Organization to forward this request to multi-lateral and bilateral lending agencies as economic conditions of these countries were affected by the virus outbreak.
“President points out this relief would be helpful to manage COVID-19 Social Distancing, Public Health and Social Security Systems in these countries,” the statement said.
Sri Lanka’s economy has been affected in recent days since the country remains under a curfew to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 which has so far infected 101 people while over 200 remain under observation in hospitals.
Over 11,500 are also under quarantine in homes and centers.