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Sri Lanka Locks Down for 10 Days Amid Worst COVID-19 Surge of Pandemic

HeadlineAug 23, 2021

In international news, Sri Lanka began a 10-day lockdown Friday after COVID-19 cases surged to record levels, leaving hospitals overflowing with patients. About a quarter of Sri Lanka’s population is fully vaccinated.

Australian officials have extended a two-month lockdown in Sydney until at least the end of September amid Australia’s worst outbreak of the pandemic.

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