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COLOMBO - Human rights campaigners in Sri Lanka are calling on the government to act to limit a third wave of COVID-19 which is spreading rapidly in the country's garment factories.

Hundreds of garment workers have tested positive for the virus and a number have died, including four pregnant women, according to local human rights groups.

Sister Noel Christine Fernando, head of the Sramabimani Kendraya rights group, told the Union of Catholic Asian News that the lives of the workers were in danger because of the rapid spread of the third wave of the virus.

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