Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.55%
12M T-Bill Rate10.07%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.55%/ 10.65%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.80% / 11.85%
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

High spread of the third dengue virus strain (DENV-3) in the country

HealthMay 12, 2023
High spread of the third dengue virus strain (DENV-3) in the country

Dengue virus once again starts spreading on a mass scale. The current number of patients suggests it is far more than worse compared with recent years. More importantly, the next few months are expected to record a higher number of patients.

About 40 dengue-infected children are being treated at the Lady Ridgway Children’s Hospital in Colombo and parents should act responsibly to prevent liver damage in dengue-affected children, Consultant Pediatrician Dr. Deepal Perera said. (DN)


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