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As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Speaking at a virtual conference, the Afghan MP said people were frustrated with years of war and would find it difficult to take Covid-19 seriously.
Sri Lanka is locked in talks with IMF for emergency-financing aid, after its second longer-term programme with the fund in less than a decade expired.
Some 200 voters were chosen to vote and attention was given to the time it takes to cast a vote while sticking to the health guidelines.
PM Modi and Mahinda Rajapaksa discussed the health and economic impact of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and the measures being taken to counter it.
A viral video falsely purporting to show a Muslim restaurateur admitting to mixing ‘sterilization pills’ into food of Sinhala-Buddhists was blamed for the 2018 riots.
South Asia has for long witnessed a see-saw diplomatic battle between India and China, but Covid is adding fresh dimensions to this engagement.
Sri Lanka reported its highest one-day infection total, 49, Friday. It has so far recorded 414 cases, of whom over 100 have fully recovered.
Sri Lanka has placed critical economic measures to save resources hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has infected 373 persons in the country.
The coronavirus outbreak has killed seven people and infected 295 others in the country.