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COVID-19: Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan Muslim shop keeper arranges sweets prior to Ramadan celebration in Colombo, Sri Lanka 22 May 2020. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month but the government imposed an island-wide curfew due to the corona virus pandemic. The Sri Lankan government has started lifting most of the restrictions implemented nearly two months time and is preparing for a full reopening of businesses and activities to avoid an economic slump. Country has so far reported 1055 cases and 09 deaths from COVID-19.

 

Photo: M.A. Pushpa Kumara/ Asian Development Bank

 

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Taken on May 21, 2020