Sri Lanka

As of April 15, Sri Lanka has 238 confirmed cases and 7 deaths. Following the country’s second case on March 11, the government implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for returning travellers, a ban on international passenger flights and ships until April 30, nation-wide social distancing, and curfews for high-risk zones. The police will arrest anyone violating these newly implemented social distancing rules and curfews. As a result of the pandemic, the Sri Lankan government created the “COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund” and also sought international assistance to reduce economic impacts.

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