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Al Jazeera 26 Mar 2020

Sri Lanka: Fishermen unable to sell their catch amid lockdown

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Fishermen in Sri Lanka are struggling to sell their catch as the government introduces tough measures to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.
Four hundred tonnes of fish could be thrown away, and more fish-laden boats are expected to return to port soon.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Dikkowita, Sri Lanka.


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