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Have I already had coronavirus? How would I know and what should I do?

Covid-19 symptoms, when they occur, vary widely and undertesting means many people have probably been unwittingly infected.

March 28, 2020

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China bans foreign visitors after imported coronavirus cases rise

Beijing takes action to curb surge of infected people arriving from new hotspots overseas, as local cases dwindle.

March 27, 2020

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Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide - WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) – caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse – is putting lives at risk from the new coronavirus and other infectious diseases.

March 22, 2020

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Will warmer weather help fight the coronavirus?

As the novel coronavirus began spreading around the world this year, one common refrain from skeptics of the emergency measures being put in place to stop the outbreak was that it was just like the flu -- dangerous to sensitive groups but routine and not something to get into lockdown over. 

March 16, 2020

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WHO characterizes COVID-19 as a pandemic

"WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and we are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity, and by the alarming levels of inaction.

March 12, 2020

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Malaysia AG Faces Calls to Resign After Dropping Terror Charges

Malaysian Attorney-General Tommy Thomas faced calls to resign after he dropped terrorism charges against 12 people who were alleged to have links to Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

February 24, 2020

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EU renewed LTTE as a terrorist outfit

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) continues to be listed as a terrorist group in the EU’s renewed terrorist list of persons and organisations subject to sanctions.

January 14, 2020

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Sri Lanka Urges Middle East to Maintain Peace

Foreign Relations Ministry states today that the Government is deeply concerned about growing tensions in the Middle East following the assassination of a senior Iranian leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s top security and intelligence commander.

January 07, 2020

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Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka an ‘utterly barbaric’ attack – Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales denounced the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka as an “utterly barbaric attack”, as he attended a Tamil Christian church service.

December 21, 2019

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Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining'

Congress has invited US President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing on 4 December.

November 27, 2019