The coronavirus pandemic, according to UN Secretary General Antoniu Guterres, “clearly demonstrates the frenzy of war.”
UN Secretary General António Guterres against the backdrop of the coronavirus infection pandemic has called for an immediate comprehensive ceasefire around the world. UN Secretary General’s Statement published on the organization’s website.
“The world faced a common enemy – the coronavirus infection COVID-19. The virus is merciless, it ruthlessly hits everyone without distinguishing national or ethnicity, political or religious beliefs. Meanwhile, armed conflicts are raging all over the world. The most defenseless are suffering the most: women and children, people with disabilities, people on the sidelines, and displaced people. They are primarily victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, “he stressed.
Guterres added that “in war-torn countries, health care systems are in a state of collapse.” “Medical workers, who are already scarce, are often attacked. Refugees and other people displaced as a result of bloody conflicts are doubly vulnerable,” the UN Secretary General said.
“The raging virus clearly demonstrates the madness of war. That’s why today I am calling for an immediate universal ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to end armed conflicts and put all our strength into the struggle on the outcome of which our lives depend. I urge the warring parties: stop military operations , Cast aside distrust and enmity, cover the weapon, stop artillery shelling, stop air strikes, “Guterrish emphasized.
He called for the creation of corridors for the delivery of humanitarian aid and for “valuable opportunities for diplomacy.”
“We need to stop the epidemic of war and fight the disease that is causing chaos in our world. And for a start, we should stop hostilities around the world. Right now,” the UN Secretary General concluded.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By given American Johns Hopkins University on March 24, the total number of people infected in the world exceeded 390 thousand, 17.2 thousand people died, about 103 thousand people recovered.