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Factbox: Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

(Reuters) - Global COVID-19 cases topped 24 million, as per a Reuters tally, with India reporting a record daily jump of more than 75,000...

The next few weeks & months are going to be tough for us all; We must all follow the guidelines.- Mangala Samaraweera

Image: Tetrasoft employees (India) holding placards to create awareness for COVID-19 .(siasat.com) Sri Lankans have lived through countless crises. Civil wars, insurgencies, constitutional coups droughts...

“If the Chinese press were free, the coronavirus might not be a pandemic” argues RSF

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows that, without the control and censorship imposed by the authorities, the Chinese media would have informed the public much...

Sri Lanka: Media organisations call for safety precautions in covering Covid-19.

Image: Journalists wear masks during a press conference. EPA-EFE/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda (ipi.media) In a joint statement, six media organisations in Sri Lanka call on media...

Reading Camus’ The Plague in a Time of Pandemic

Image: Whether or not you’ve read The Plague, the book demands reading, or rereading, at this tense national and international moment, as a new disease, COVID-19,...

A bell tolls for the world – Tisaranee Gunasekara

Image courtesy of Euro news. “Epidemic diseases are not random events that affect societies capriciously and without warning. On the contrary, every society produces its...

COVID-19: Will Sri Lanka cross 100 patients? – Rohantha N.A. Athukorala

Image: On 20th March 2020 the last train before the weekend curfew leaves for Kandy. First 50 infected faster than US, Italy and South...

Visualizing the History of Pandemics

By  Nicholas LePan The History of Pandemics Pan·dem·ic /panˈdemik/ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world. As humans have spread across the world,...

How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak and Shutdown Last?

Image: German police officers prevent a woman from entering Germany at the German-France border in Kehl, Monday March 16, 2020. Germany partially closes its...

COVID-19 could provide cover for domestic surveillance expansion

By Karl Bode. The use of location data to help track and manage the pandemic should come with meaningful safeguards and expiration dates, privacy experts say. In...

We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test; Test every suspected case.- WHO Director-General.

WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 16 March 2020 16 March 2020 Good afternoon everyone. In the past week, we have seen...
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