The Covid-19 saga will no doubt produce many twists and turns for us before it is finally brought to an end.

But one thing it has shown us - and what comfort it should bring us - is that our country's government is in good hands. I am not thinking only of our political leadership but of our senior public servants as well.

There can be no greater test (apart, perhaps from wartime) of the competence of our government than the current crisis - and every country, faced with the same challenge, is in the course of finding