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Sri Lanka welcomes tourists despite deadly new virus strain


A Sri Lankan boy reacts as health officials take his nasal swab sample for Covid-19 testing in Colombo last week. (AP pic)COLOMBO: Sri Lanka welcomed its first foreign tourists in nine months Monday even as a new deadlier strain of the coronavirus gripped the island.
A charter flight carrying 185 passengers from Ukraine landed at a little-used airport south of the capital, which has been stricken by a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.
In less than three months, the official number of coronavirus fatalities has risen from 13 to 191, while the number of infections has gone from 3,300 to more …read more

Source:: Free Malaysia Today

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