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Australia’s government to back Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown

Sydney, Australia, July 30, 2020. Reuters / Loren Elliott

Melbourne, August 2 (Reuters) - Australia’s government expressed support on Sunday for the strictest social-distancing measures yet by the state of Victoria in an effort to contain the new coronavirus. The government in country’s second-most populous state is expected to announce that movement and businesses will be severely restricted in the state’s capital Melbourne for at least six weeks from ...

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U.S. government awards Novavax $1.6 billion for coronavirus vaccine

FILE PHOTO: A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine COVID-19" sticker and a medical syringe in this illustration taken April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Chicago, July 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has awarded Novavax Inc $1.6 billion to cover testing, commercialization and manufacturing of a potential coronavirus vaccine in the United States, with the aim of delivering 100 million doses by January 2021. The award is the biggest yet from “Operation Warp Speed”, the White House program aimed at accelerating access to vaccines ...

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Sri Lanka Govt. to complete majority of repatriations by mid-July

REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

July 2 (Daily Mirror/ Jamila Husain) - The government will complete a majority of repatriations of local citizens stranded overseas by mid-July but this excludes the Middle Eastern countries, a senior official from the government told Daily Mirror yesterday. The official said an estimated 40,000 people were still waiting to be repatriated from several countries but a majority of them ...

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Sri Lankan Govt. to appeal to hoteliers in case of need for quarantine centres

Pic - Sunday Morning

Colombo, March 13 (Daily Mirror) - The government is to make an appeal to hotel owners for voluntary assistance to allow their hotels to be used as quarantine centres, if the necessity arises to quarantine more people in the coming days, the President’s office said yesterday. In recommendations made during a Presidential Task Force meeting held between stakeholders, government and ...

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