Over 270,740 people have died of the novel coronavirus since the epidemic surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally by today based on official sources. There have been more than 3,917,999 officially recorded cases spanning 195 countries and territories. The United States is the worst-hit country, with 76,938 deaths out of 1,292,850 cases. Britain follows with 30,615 deaths, then Italy with 29,958 deaths, Spain with 26,070 and France with 25,987 deaths. About 1,066 additional recoveries have been reported in Pakistan, the official Covid-19 portal said. The total number of recoveries in the country is now 7,530.
- It is stressed that the government has potential to rebuild the ruined economy.
- Minister Bandula Gunawardena says the President has always acted in compliance with the constitution in handling state finances.