President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has requested for a grace period or a debt moratorium from international financial institutions for developing countries at the risk of coronavirus infections. The President has requested the Director General of World Health Organization to make the request from bilateral and multilateral aid agencies. The President has pointed out that it will help the developing countries to manage social distancing, public health and social security systems.
- The Health Minister says no corona infected patient has been reported in the country today.
- England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is still preparing for a return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League next month.