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CoronaVirus #COVID19 Situation Report: Live Updates

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Welcome to CoronaVirus COVID19 Situation Report: Live Updates.

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INDIA|1205GMT

India suspends all domestic flights, effective midnight 24 March, to contain the spread of #COVID19 pandemic.

“Domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations with effect from 25 March,” said a senior government official.

GERMANY|1200GMT

The German government has signed off on taking on billions in new debt as part of an unprecedented package totaling 750 billion euros ($800 billion) to cushion the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.


SPAIN|1050GMT

Spain death toll tops 2,000 after 462 deaths in 24 hours


SRI LANKA|1630H

First Sri Lankan Coronavirus infected patient (tour guide) has recovered and discharged from IDH hospital.


@MDWLiveBusiness|0830 GMT

European stocks tanked more than four percent in opening deals as the #coronavirus death toll continued to soar and US lawmakers failed to agree a trillion-dollar emergency package.

🇬🇧 FTSE 100 ⬇️ 4.8% to 4,943.51

🇩🇪 DAX ⬇️ 4.6% to 8,521.94

🇫🇷 CAC 40 ⬇️ 4.4% to 3,870.06


SRI LANKA| 1200H

Curfew imposed in the Colombo, Gampaha, Puttalam and the Northern Province to be lifted at 6am tomorrow and re-imposed at noon. Curfew will be in place until 6am on Friday.

Curfew to 17 districts will be re-imposed at 2pm today and will be lifted at 6am on Thursday. Curfew to be re-imposed to the same 17 districts at noon on Thursday until further notice.


RAW Video circulating shows social distancing put into practice in SriLanka amid #COVID19 outbreak.


INDIA|0400 GMT

India’s rupee tumbled to a new low and sovereign bonds declined after authorities ordered a lockdown in much of Asia’s third-biggest economy.


SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund

India PM Narendra Modi thanks President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa for contributing $ 5 million to the SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

“Our cooperation will go a long way in fighting this disease effectively.”- he added

He also thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh for announcing $ 1.5 million as contribution and Afghanistan, for contributing $ 1 Million.

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