Thursday, September 16, 2021

Tag: coronavirus2020

Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

In a video posted on Twitter minutes ago, the prime minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and, on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test which returned positive for coronavirus. Boris Johnson said he is self-isolating and working from home. He ...

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Hong Kong records first virus death, Macau shuts casinos

Medical workers hold a strike outside the Hospital Authority as they demand for Hong Kong to close its border with China to reduce the coronavirus spreading, in Hong Kong, China February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong/Beijing, Feb 4th (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed more than 420 people, spread around the world and raised fears for global economic growth. China’s currency and stock markets steadied in choppy trade after anxiety over the virus hit ...

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Sri Lankan students arriving from Wuhan to be screened at army camp for 2 weeks


Colombo, Jan. 28 - All Sri Lankan students arriving from Wuhan, China will be moved to and screened at the Diyathalawa army camp for two week’s time, says Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi. She stated this addressing the special media briefing on the measures taken to curb the spread of new coronavirus, Ada Derana reports. Minister Wanniarachchi further stated that ...

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Sri Lanka suspends ‘on arrival’ visas for Chinese tourists after coronavirus detected

Colombo, Jan. 28 ( -- The Sri Lankan government has suspended issuing 'on arrival visas' for tourists visiting from China after a 43 year old Chinese tourist was detected with the new coronavirus in the country on Monday evening, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said. Wanniarachchi told journalists after conducting an urgent inspection tour of the Bandaranaike International Airport that the ...

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