UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) :
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the international community to come together to defeat COVID-19.
“The virus is the number one global security threat in our world today,” the UN chief said at a hybrid press conference, noting that this is the moment when “the international community needs to come together to defeat the virus.”
“Many pin their hopes on a vaccine – but let’s be clear: there is no panacea in a pandemic,” says Antonio Guterres.
“Many pin their hopes on a vaccine – but let’s be clear: there is no panacea in a pandemic,” the secretary-general noted. “A vaccine alone cannot solve this crisis; certainly not in the near term.”