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Sri Lanka and Maldives eliminate measles, rubella: WHO

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The World Health Organization mentioned that Sri Lanka and Maldives have become the first two countries in the South-East Asia region to eliminate both measles and rubella ahead of a 2023 target. This success is encouraging and demonstrates the importance of joint efforts in combating diseases as the world grapples with the coronavirus, WHO South-East Asia regional director Poonam Khetrapal Singh said.