To Sri Lankans, Galle is not quite what the Gabba is - or was - to Australians but nevertheless, they have a proud record in the fort city. That record is beginning to slip, however. Sri Lanka had lost just six of their first 29 matches in Galle but have now lost three of their last five. England's victory in the opening Test continued that worrying trend. It remains an extremely tough place to win but the notion of Galle being a home banker is slowly being eroded. Losing two Tests in succession there would be unthinkable, though. Sri Lanka have never lost twice in a row in Galle. … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka out to protect crumbling Galle fortress
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"The virus has circulated in humans for more than one year and is prevalent all around the world," said Wendy Barclay, who leads the consortium and is head of the department of infectious disease at Imperial College London. "We're in a phase where the virus is constantly throwing up new variants and we need to gear up to assess the risk they pose, and to understand the mechanisms by which they act." … [Read more...] about Dozens in Germany infected with variant
There are only about 20 days until Tet, so more people are out and about shopping. To ensure safety, Tran Van Chung, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health, said that inspectors would focus on checking food businesses’ COVID-19 prevention and control in supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls and markets. Those that fail to comply with pandemic preventive measures would be penalised. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 21
Meanwhile, the Indian players, coming from Australia, will assemble in Chennai on January 26 for the Test series against England. Those who were not part of the contingent in Australia and picked for the series (like net bowlers and standby players) will reach Chennai on January 23. All those players, including those of the England team who will be arriving in two batches, will be part of a bio-bubble for seven days. … [Read more...] about Maha govt grants quarantine exemption for Rahane and Co.
Following the closures and restrictions initiated on March 30, 2020, and partially eased on May 4, 2020, the researchers used sophisticated statistical techniques to analyse NCDC data on daily infection counts anonymised Google mobility data from Nigeria (covering about 40 million individuals who activated location history on their smartphone google accounts), and publicly available information on the lockdown (e.g. dates for initiating and partially easing the lockdown). … [Read more...] about Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – RESEARCH