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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2904


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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 04:43
"This will probably be the toughest week -- between this week and next week," Trump said Saturday at the beginning of his coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. "There will be a lot of death, unfortunately. But a lot less death than if this wasn't done," Trump said of the nationwide precautions underway. "But there will be death." The sober briefing comes as the virus is spreading.....Read More...
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 04:23
By Peiris Manjari
Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ajith Rohana said that with the detection of the first Coronavirus positive patient in Sri Lanka, the State Intelligence Service has made a huge contribution to prevent the spread of the virus on the directions of the President an d in comparison with other countries Sri Lanka holds a special place in its efforts to control the spread of the Covid-19. He.....Read More...
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 04:10
Commenting on some rumors going viral claiming that there would be a complete five-day lockdown in the country, he said those rumors were spreading to create a fear psychosis among the public but no such decision had been taken by the Government so far. “Curfew has been imposed to control the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. Once the health and security forces with the support of.....Read More...
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 03:59
The Navy, on 03rd April 2020, rendered assistance to transfer essential supplies to the Delft Island for distribution among community. As a measure to curb the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, the government introduced a new mechanism to deliver essential supplies to the doorstep of community. Going by this initiative, the Navy conducted a programme to transfer essential commodities,.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 12:12
By Kanbawza Win
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has just urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind. “That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 09:30
By Manjari Peiris
Dr. Haritha Aluthge, the Secretary of the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), has written to the Director General Health Services, stating that several people inquired them of methods of disposal of bodies of COVID - 19 infected patients. "We have been informed that the quarantine act allows the option of both cremation and burial as methods of disposal." According to the World.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 09:19
While another COVID-19 patient has succumbed to the virus bringing the total fatalities in the country to 5., the number of coronavirus patients detected in Sri Lanka rose to 159. According to Director General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the 5th This coronavirus death is reported from the Welikanda Hospital. The deceased has been identified as a 40-year-old who had returned from Italy.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 04:53
The Colombo Fort Magistrate has granted bail to former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga. When the case was taken up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, the suspect was released on 2.5 million cash bail and two sureties of Rs. 50 million. However, during the proceedings suspect Weeratunga had not appeared in Courts and representatives from the Attorney General’s.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 04:13
By Manjari Peiris.
WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that WHO develops guidance based on the totality of evidence collected from around the world on COVID - 19. In this regard their staff talk to thousands of experts around the world to collect and distil that evidence and experience. "We constantly review and update our guidance as we learn more, and we are working to adapt it for specific.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 04:02
By Bobby Ramakant - CNS (Citizen News Service)
Over a million positive cases of corona virus disease (COVID-19) have been reported worldwide (1,018,150 cases as on 3rd April 2020) with 53,251 untimely deaths. Corona virus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The United Nations health agency (World Health Organization - WHO) had declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern on 30.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 03:53
By Nadiyah Akram
When Hatch opened in 2018, it quickly became a hub for innovators. It enriched the entrepreneurial spirit within its walls by offering generously curated regular programmes of mentoring sessions, learning workshops and events. In April 2020, Hatch in partnership with Lankan Angel Network (LAN) and through the support of the Ford Foundation, will officially launch the first chapter of its start-up.....Read More...
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 03:35
A grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy and her son disappeared off the coast of Maryland — and search crews have been scrambling to find them for nearly 24 hours, according to a report Friday. Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, was at her mother’s home in Shady Side overlooking the Chesapeake Bay at 4 p.m. Thursday when she and her 8-year-old son, Gideon.....Read More...
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 20:58
The International Development Association (IDA) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank Group agreed to provide financing assistance amounting to United States Dollars (USD) 128.6 million to the Sri Lankan effort to battle against Covid 19 outbreak. These funds will be mobilized through the Government Budget during the period from 2020 to 2023......Read More...
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 09:07
By Manjari Peiris
The Medical Product Alert warns consumers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities against a growing number of falsified medical products that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID - 19. The COVID - 19 pandemic has increased demand for medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and reagents, all related to COVID - 19, creating an opportunity for ill-intended persons to distribute falsified.....Read More...
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