29 C
Lagos

COVID-19: Antonio Guterres Warns Against Self-defeating ‘Vaccinationalism’

Must Read

BET Star ‘Gerren Taylor ‘ Dies at 30: Everything You Need To Know About Her.

The entertainment industry and the world at large have again lost a young and vibrant star. Gerren Taylor, a...

Twitter Opens African Headquarters In Ghana – Nigerians React

Social media app Twitter on Monday announced that it is opening its headquarters and first office on the African...

Cryptocurrency Market Now Worth $2 Trillion

The cryptocurrency market has grown at an exponential rate in 2021, reaching a staggering $2.0 trillion in value as...

As COVID fatalities cross two million worldwide, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned against self-defeating ‘vaccinationalism.’

On Friday, the UN Secretary-General called on countries to work together and assist each other to bring an end to the pandemic and save lives.

Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged in a video statement that the lack of an internationally organized initiative has exacerbated the deadly effect of the pandemic.

“There are names and faces behind this staggering number: the smile now only a memory, the seat forever empty at the dinner table, the room that resonates with a loved one’s silence,” said Mr. Guterres.

[READ ALSO] Gunmen Kidnap Imo Varsity Lecturer

“In the memory of those two million souls, the world must act with far greater solidarity,” he added.

COVID-19 has now spread to all corners of the planet since its discovery
at the end of December 2019, with cases in 191 countries and regions.
Only in September did the deaths due to the disease cross the grim mark of one million.

Moreover, with countless jobs and livelihoods lost worldwide, and millions forced into poverty and hunger, the socio-economic effects of the pandemic has been huge.

The UN chief cautioned against ‘vaccinationalism,’ now that most areas of the world are now fighting the second wave of the deadly virus in the middle of the vaccine scramble,

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

BET Star ‘Gerren Taylor ‘ Dies at 30: Everything You Need To Know About Her.

The entertainment industry and the world at large have again lost a young and vibrant star. Gerren Taylor, a...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -