Lack of coordination will prolong pandemic and cost lives, says UN chief

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Sat, 2021-01-16 01:09

NEW YORK: UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that a lack of global coordination in efforts to end the coronavirus crisis will prolong the pandemic and cause more deaths, particularly in poorer countries.
In a video message released as the global COVID-19 death toll reached the “heart-wrenching” milestone of 2 million lives lost, he appealed for countries to work more closely together to end the pandemic and its cycle of death.

Guterres said that behind that staggering 2 million figure are the names and faces of real people who were taken from their families. (AFP)
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