Author: Staff Writer

Coronavirus: Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Americans have flocked to beaches and lakes for Memorial Day weekend, often flouting restrictions imposed to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. In ... Read More

Coronavirus: Iran reopens Shia Muslim shrines after two-month closure

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Iran has reopened its major Shia Muslim shrines, two months after they were closed to combat the coronavirus. Worshippers will be ... Read More

Coronavirus: Chile’s president says healthcare system ‘very close to the limit’

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - The coronavirus pandemic has pushed Chile's healthcare system "very close to the limit", according to President Sebastián Piñera. "We are very ... Read More

Coronavirus: US suspends travel from Brazil for foreigners

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - The US has imposed travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been to Brazil in the last 14 days. The South ... Read More

Coronavirus: WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for coronavirus has been halted because of safety fears, the World ... Read More

Hong Kong security law ‘needed to tackle terrorism’

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Hong Kong needs a controversial new security law to tackle "growing terrorism", the territory's security chief has said. John Lee said ... Read More

Nikoloz Basilashvili: Georgian tennis star charged with assaulting ex-wife

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili has been charged with assaulting his former wife. Basilashvili, 28, is accused by Neka Dorokashvili of ... Read More

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - A trans woman in France has won election in her local commune to become the country's first openly transgender mayor. The ... Read More

Coronavirus: Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced. It ... Read More

Coronavirus: I don’t regret what I did, says Dominic Cummings

Staff Writer- May 26, 2020

(UTV | COLOMBO) - The prime minister's chief adviser Dominic Cummings has said he does not regret driving 260 miles from London during the coronavirus ... Read More