Morning all,

Here’s today’s headlines:

News

  • Measures taken by SL to combat COVID-19 in line with WHO pillars (Daily Mirror)
  • Pakistan ready to hold SAARC Health Ministers’s Conference (The Island)
  • Only 100 out of about 300, who attended COVID-19 infected Swiss pastor’s service traced (The Island)
  • CAA closes all entry points till March 25 (Daily Mirror)
  • Authorities identify about 100 persons who had contacts with COVID-19 victim (The Island)
  • CSE closed today as well (Daily FT)
  • Opinion

  • Before The Pandemic (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Suppression to mitigate Covid-19: Govt’s approach is right It should stick to it to the end (Daily Mirror)
  • Humbling Realities & Bitter Lessons From The Corona Pandemic (Colombo Telegraph)
  • ROI On Education To The Government: Is The Present System An Economic Disaster? (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Need To Show Tangible Appreciation To Those In ‘Corona’ Service (Colombo Telegraph)
  • To Fight Covid-19 Is To Fight Its Lightning Transmission (Colombo Telegraph)
  • Business

  • ‘RPCs commit to increase monthly earnings to Rs. 25,000 with productivity link, unions yet to agree’ (The Island)
  • eMarketingEye wins top awards, including “Overall Best Digital Media Agency” (The Island)
  • Women building businesses from home with Daraz (The Island)
  • oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance member airlines call on governments and stakeholders for extraordinary support (The Island)
  • Germany to shield companies from bankruptcy in virus crisis (Daily FT)
  • Coronavirus puts German economy on ‘red alert’ (Daily FT)
  • World

  • America is in the calm before a storm that could kill millions and reshape the world order (ABC)
  • Christchurch shooter changes plea to guilty on all charges of dual mosque attack (France 24)
  • How the coronavirus challenges open democracies (Deutsche Welle)
  • Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, displaying ‘mild symptoms’ (ABC)
  • Death toll in Sikh temple attack in Afghanistan rises to 25 (ABC)
  • Christchurch mosque attacks: Shooter changes plea to guilty (Al Jazeera English)
  • Climate

  • Hotter weather brings more stress, depression and other mental health problems (The Conversation)
  • A small forage fish should command greater notice, researchers say (Science Daily)
  • Heat takes its toll on mental health (Science Daily)
  • International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds (Science Daily)
  • U.S. fracking giants prepare for repeat of 2016 collapse, expect little help from Wall Street (IEEFA)
  • Why it’s healthy to be afraid in a crisis (The Guardian)
  • Sport

  • Ben Stokes still preparing for Indian Premier League despite lockdown (BBC Sport)
  • Wimbledon 2020: All England Club to make decision on event next week (BBC Sport)
  • Rugby Football Union estimates £45-50m lost revenue over next 18 months (BBC Sport)
  • Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder: Third fight possible for October – Frank Warren (BBC Sport)
  • Dubai World Cup: One of the world’s richest horse races is postponed over the coronavirus pandemic (BBC Sport)
  • Conor McGregor pledges 1m euros of protective equipment for Irish hospitals (BBC Sport)
  • Further reading

  • Education During the Coronavirus Crisis (Smithsonian)
  • A new app might help researchers monitor the spread of coronavirus (MIT Tech Review)
  • Soft awareness (Aeon)
  • The Analogy Between Covid-19 and Climate Change Is Eerily Precise (Wired)
  • How a French Midwife Solved a Public Health Crisis (Jstor)
  • Radio Corona: so what about climate change? (MIT Tech Review)

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