COVID-19 is the greatest test world has faced since Second World War

New York – Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres expressed concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world saying ‘The Coronavirus pandemic is the worst crisis faced by the world since the Second World War. No crisis in recent world history comparable to the Coronavirus pandemic.’

Antonio Guterres launched a report at the United Nations (UN) regarding the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guterres presented the intensity of the crisis as a result of the pandemic in grave terms. ‘The Coronavirus pandemic would increase instability, unrest and conflicts. It, therefore, becomes necessary for the world to unite and attain victory over the pandemic, keeping aside all political differences and animosities. The human race will be safe only if the world fights unitedly against the pandemic’, Guterres warned.

‘A few developed countries are following the guidelines the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued while attempting to contain the pandemic. Nevertheless, the poorer nations are not seen to be making the required level of effort, and the developed countries thus should take the initiative to contain the pandemic in these countries’, appealed Guterres.

Guterres called on to the countries of the world as he said, ‘The world needs to stand united, not only to gain victory over the pandemic but also to tackle the devastating economic as even other effects in the aftermath of the pandemic. These include comprehensive reforms and amendment programs. Moreover, the whole world will have to make a unified effort to achieve it’.

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