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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

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The World Bank is moving quickly to provide fast, flexible responses to help Sri Lanka prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its public health preparedness. This will strengthen prevention and containment strategies and strengthening health systems to mitigate future risks. A new rapid response project will benefit the entire Sri Lankan population and prioritize slowing the spread of the virus, reduce case numbers, and prevent outbreaks in communities. This support will scale up emergency response mechanisms, strengthen the capacity of laboratories and hospitals, diseases surveillance and screening, treat patients, train medical staff, and raise public awareness about handwashing, respiratory hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing.

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Country Office Contacts

6th Floor, Hilton Colombo
2, Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha
Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
+94-11 5561300
1818 H Street NW Washington, DC 20433
+1 202-473-8955