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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.
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 death toll tops 2,000 after 462 deaths in 24 hours
First Sri Lankan Coronavirus infected patient (tour guide) has recovered and discharged from IDH hospital.
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’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.