After posts about child hunger, Sri Lankan government officials were banned from social media.

Civil servants forbidden from commenting on social media on Wednesday . Order comes after some officials said schoolchildren were fainting due to a lack of food .

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Civil servants were forbidden from commenting on social media on Wednesday, after some officials said schoolchildren were fainting due to a lack of food in the country's dire economic crisis.The Ministry of Public Administration and Management announced a new order affecting 1.5 million state employees that would extend to social media posts.According to the order, expressing views on social media by a public officer... will result in discipline.It came after provincial health officials and teachers said that dozens of students were fainting in schools due to a shortage of food, triggering the country's worst-ever economic crisis since the government ran out of funds to import many necessities, as well as demonstrations that resulted in the ouster of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in July.

In this month, Rajapaksa's government reached a conditional agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $2.9 billion bailout.China's biggest creditor hasn't publicly updated from its offer of issuing more loans rather than taking a cut on outstanding ones so far.

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