Coronavirus is the Worst Crisis since World War II - U.N Chief – Research Snipers

Coronavirus is the Worst Crisis since World War II – U.N Chief

It has been warned by the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the world is facing the most challenging crisis since World War II. He said that the pandemic has threatened people in every country and it will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past.”

At the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19 the U.N chief said that there is a risk that the disease, its economic impact will lead to “enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict.”

Guterres said that a stronger and effective global response to coronavirus is only possible “if everybody comes together and if we forget political games and understand that it is humankind that is at stake.”

The report said, “We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people’s lives. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human crisis. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is attacking societies at their core.”

The secretary-general said, “The magnitude of the response must match the scale of the crisis — large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive, with the country and international responses being guided by the World Health Organization.”

Adding, “we are still very far from where we need to be to effectively fight the COVID-19 worldwide and to be able to tackle the negative impacts on the global economy and the global societies.”

He said that many countries are not respecting WHO guidelines.

He said, “Let us remember that we are only as strong as the weakest health system in our interconnected world. It is essential that developed countries immediately assist those less developed to bolster their health systems and their response capacity to stop transmission.”

He said, “We are far from having a global package to help the developing world to create the conditions both to suppress the disease and to address the dramatic consequences in their populations, in the people that lost their jobs, the small companies that are operating and risk to disappear, those that live with the informal economy that now has no chance to survive. Massive support to the developing world is still required.”

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