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Australia provides assistance on COVID-19 monitoring

Australia has assisted Sri Lanka in its fight to prevent an outbreak of the coronavirus.

The Australian Government in partnership with UNICEF Sri Lanka delivered four laptops to the Disaster Preparedness and Response Division (DPRD) of the Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services to support Sri Lanka’s ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The equipment will be used by the DPRD officials and volunteers to input data from international passenger arrival cards to be shared with the island-wide network of health officials, for disease surveillance.

Caption : Australian Deputy High Commissioner Victoria Coakley, Dr Hemantha Herath, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medical Services