More than 200,000 people have died of coronavirus, but there may be many more deaths, especially in countries that are less prepared to fight the pandemic. This was stated by UN Secretary General António Guterres at a press conference by video link on Thursday, April 30.
The UN Secretary General expressed concern at the lack of cohesion with developing countries to provide them with the necessary supplies to fight the pandemic and address the economic and social impact of the crisis caused by the virus.
According to Guterres, the UN “has fully mobilized to save lives, prevent hunger, alleviate pain and plan for recovery.
He recalled that he had previously launched a $2 billion global humanitarian action plan to finance the fight against COVID-19 in the world’s poorest countries.
The Secretary General added that thanks to UN measures, about 1.2 thousand tons of coronavirus test kits and other necessary medical supplies were delivered to 52 countries in Africa.