Pandemic Diary 22 April 2020

1) Pakistan Covid-19 confirmed cases: 9,738. Reported deaths: 209.
2) Prime Minister Imran Khan undergoes a test for Covid-19.
3) Global tally: 170,226 on April 21. USA: 42,364. Italy: 24,114. Spain: 21,282. France: 20,265. UK: 16,509.
4) WHO said on April 21 that all available evidence suggests that novel coronavirus originated in animals in China late last year and was not manipulated or produced in a lab.
5) UN’s World Food Programme said on April 21: We are on the brink of a hunger pandemic.
6) Geneva-based International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on April 21 that the pandemic is severely impacting jobs and output around the world, with tourism and car manufacturing particularly hard hit.
Tariq Khosa
National Initiative against Organised Crime