World Health Organization records highest one-day increase in total cases, with 183,000 added in one day. Most came from Brazil, followed by the US and India. The high level of confirmed cases is partly down to a global increase in testing. The biggest increase was from North and South America with more than 116,000 new cases. Brazil passes 50,000 Covid-19 deaths; only the US has more. UK PM Boris Johnson will discuss reducing the 2m rule, with a decision expected tomorrow. The outbreak in Beijing seems to be easing, with nine new cases reported. Globally, there have been 9m confirmed cases since the outbreak began, with 470,822 deaths.
- The Court rejects the request to issue an injunction order on the UNP’s decision to suspend 99 members from the party.
- The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to double the amount being paid to domestic cricketers