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Facing Coronavirus: Sri Lanka’s Measured Measures

FROM https://healthreviewglobal.com/sri-lanka-coronavirus-update-setting-a-global-example/

 A Sri Lanka army quarantine facility

How is Sri Lanka managing the coronavirus pandemic – Setting a global example

Sri Lanka, dubbed as the pearl of the Indian ocean, is a very famous tropical destination among thousands. The island nation ranked as the number 01 tourist destination by lonely planet.

We did a thorough analysis of public health measures employed by Sri Lanka. The point to ponder is how a properly organized preventive care plan can bring about astounding results in a pandemic situation.

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Australian Bombshell ….!! Airlines ‘Quarantined’

Elizabeth Knight and Rob Harris, in The Age, 21 March 2020, with this title Constant shock syndrome’: How the crisis plays out in Qantas and Virgin’s situation rooms’

Sunday March 15, 2020, 2.15pm will be marked in the diaries of Australian airline executives as a pivotal moment. It was the moment when the Australian government dropped the bombshell that all international travellers landing on our shores would be subject to a 14-day quarantine. It was the moment the music stopped and brought our travel industry to its knees.

The music has stopped for Australia's big airlines - and for the rest of the international aviation industry. The music has stopped for Australia’s big airlines – and for the rest of the international aviation industry…Pix by Wolter Peeters

The major airlines’ chief executives, Qantas’ Alan Joyce and Virgin Australia’s Paul Scurrah, had been tipped off by Transport Minister Michael McCormack that something big was coming. On Saturday night, their respective management teams worked furiously to formulate plans to get customers and their own crews back from international destinations.

From a very large glass room in Qantas’ Mascot headquarters, the carrier’s crisis management team, composed of representatives from each of the airline’s critical divisions, was in overdrive.

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Tracee’s Corona-Curtailed Wildlife Encounters in Lanka

Tracee Fullum from USA

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Lush Travel Destinations: Some of CNN’s Top Twenty for 2020

Katia Hetter and the CNN Travel Team, CNN • Updated 7th January 2020

CNN Travel’s 20 best places to visit in 2020 = https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/places-to-visit-2020/index.html

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MCC at Galle: Big Boost for Tourism and Cricket via Sanga and Galle

Item in Daily News, 1 November 2019 …. http://www.dailynews.lk/2019/11/01/sports/201649/traditional-mcc-champion-county-match-be-played-galle

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) yesterday announced that next season’s Champion County match against Essex will be held in Sri Lanka. The traditional curtain-raiser to the new English domestic season, which dates back to 1970 in its current guise, will be played at the Galle International Stadium between 24 and 27 March 2020.

Pics by David Colin-Thome

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Faroe Islands …… Far, Far and Away

The Faroe Islands (/ˈfɛər/FaroeseFøroyarpronounced [ˈfœɹjaɹ]DanishFærøernepronounced [ˈfæɐ̯øːˀɐnə]), or the Faeroe Islands, is a North Atlanticarchipelago located 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway and Iceland. It is an autonomous territory[8]within the Kingdom of Denmark. The islands have a total area of about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 51,783 as of June 2019.[3]

The terrain is rugged; the climate is subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc)—windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream. As a result of the moderation and the northerly latitude, summers normally hover around 12 °C (54 °F). Average temperatures are 5 °C (41 °F) in winter.[9] The northerly latitude also results in perpetual civil twilight during summer nights and very short winter days.

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Juliet Coombe joins Sanga in showcasing Sri Lanka to the Brits

As Kumar Sangakkara takes on the majestic chair of President MCC. Juliet Coombe will showcase Sri Lanka’s special delights and demand sustainable paths in a hard-hitting critique of past policies at a leading venue in London on 15th October 2019

Juliet CoombeSustainable Sri Lanka: An Island Dream?”

at  The Linnean Society (Meeting Room, at The Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J OBF………………… From 2pm – 3.30pm, Tuesday 15th October 2019

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