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Whole of humanity at risk, need to fight coronavirus pandemic together, says UN

Individual country responses are not going to be enough, Antonio Guterres said.

Published: 25th March 2020 08:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th March 2020 08:29 PM   |  A+A-

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Health workers carry out disinfection in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

By AFP

UNITED NATIONS: The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the entire human race, the United Nations said Wednesday as it launched a humanitarian response that includes appeals for USD 2 billon for the world's poorest people.

"COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity -- and the whole of humanity must fight back. Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough," Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in announcing the initiative.

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