UN chief Antonio Guterres over 1 million COVID-19 deaths: agonizing milestone

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Antonio Guterres called to keep physical distance, wear face masks, and wash hands.

new York [US]::

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres described the 1 million deaths worldwide from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as “an excruciating milestone”.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide has exceeded 1 million, with over 33 million confirmed cases and more than 23 million recoveries.

“Our world has reached an excruciating milestone: the loss of a million lives to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a deranged figure. Yet we must never lose sight of every single life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands , Brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. The pain has been multiplied by the ferocity of this disease, “Antonio Guterres said in a statement.

“And there is still no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs, the disruption of education and the upheaval in our lives. We can meet this challenge. But we must learn from the mistakes. Good leadership is important. ” Science is important. Cooperation is important – and misinformation kills, “he said.

Antonio Guterres called to keep physical distance, wear face masks, and wash hands.

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