A- A A+
Last Updated : Nov 30 2020 7:50PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the farmers of the country that the new farmer laws are introduced for their benefit and the government not just wants to provide them new market opportunities but            COVID-19 recovery rate in country improves to 93.81 pct            HM Amit Shah says, Covid-19 pandemic time was utilised in making major policy decisions & latest GDP figures show encouraging results            PM dedicates to the nation, the six-lane widening project of the Handia (Prayagraj) - Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of NH 19            Guru Nanak Jayanti being celebrated across the country & abroad           

International News

Mar 11, 2020
11:50AM

First local COVID-19 patient detected in Sri Lanka

AIR Pics
In Sri Lanka, the first local COVID-19 patient has been detected and is undergoing treatment. A media release issued by government today mentioned that the patient is a 52-year-old tour guide who had worked with a group of Italians. Efforts are being made to identify the individuals that the patient had contacts with and the places where he had travelled with the tourist group.

Government said that there is a risk of coronavirus spreading and has appealed to the general public to render their maximum support to the preventive measures that are in place.
 
The passengers who arrived in the country from Italy, South Korea and Iran are being sent for 14-day quarantine while any Sri Lankan arriving from other countries have been advised to stay at home for two weeks. Sri Lanka had so far stayed off from the outbreak of COVID -19 with the only other case reported in a Chinese female tourist last month, which was treated successfully.

There are couple of other cases of infections among Sri Lankans staying abroad. The country has a huge tourism industry and attracts tourists mainly from western nations, India and China.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 30 (Nov) Midday News 30 (Nov) Evening News 29 (Nov) Hourly 30 (Nov) (1910hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 30 (Nov) दोपहर समाचार 30 (Nov) समाचार संध्या 29 (Nov) प्रति घंटा समाचार 30 (Nov) (1900hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 30 (Nov) Khabrein(Day) 30 (Nov) Khabrein(Eve) 29 (Nov)
Aaj Savere 30 (Nov) Parikrama 30 (Nov)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 30 (Nov) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 29 (Nov) Spotlight/News Analysis 29 (Nov) Employment News 30 (Nov) World News 29 (Nov) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 29 (Nov) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 28 (Nov) North East Diary 26 (Nov)