Covid-19: South Asian govts impose nationwide curfews, tighten border

Topics Bangladesh | South Asia

Bangladesh tightened border controls while Sri Lanka arrested more than two dozen people for violating a nationwide curfew as part of increased efforts on Saturday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in densely populated South Asia. The region, home to 1.

9 billion people, appears to have been less hard hit than elsewhere in the world but the rate of new infections in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka has accelerated, with 869 detected cases and seven deaths. A senior Indian health ministry official in New Delhi said.

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