Coronavirus ‘worst crisis’ since WWII: UN Chief
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described the coronavirus pandemic as the ‘worst crisis’ facing the world since WWII, with the number of death in USA exceeding China and hard-hit countries in Europe reporting their highest number of deaths in a single day.
The United States has announced around 800 deaths bringing the total to 3,774.
China has reported 3,282 deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Italy each reported their largest single-day increase in deaths since the start of the pandemic. Some 12,428 people have died from the disease in Italy, the world’s most seriously affected country.
There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic impact will contribute to “enhanced instability, enhanced unrest, and enhanced conflict,” the UN chief said at the launch of a report on the socioeconomic impacts of COVID-19.