The World Health Organisation yesterday reported over 5.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide, and the death toll is expected to reach 400,000 in the coming days.
According to the latest statistics since yesterday afternoon, there are 5,435,789 confirmed cases worldwide. Currently, the United States of America is leading the death toll with 97,000 deaths, while the United Kingdom has nearly 37,000 deaths.
The COVID-19 virus originated in the Wuhan District of China, last year, and within six months of 2020, it had spread to many parts of the world, causing countries to impose frequent lockdowns and curfews.
Despite protests in leading first-world nations by ‘anti-lockdown’ protesters, countries still carried out the lockdowns and curfews for the safety of the public and most vulnerable segments of society.
Several industries halted operations as well.
Sri Lanka was applauded by the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom, as well as other governments, for its tireless and effective methods in combatting the Coronavirus.