Last updated on April 26, 2020
The global Covid-19 death toll zoomed past 200,000 on Saturday since the United Nations established a worldwide push to get a vaccine to defeat the pandemic.
Governments around the globe are trying hard to restrict the financial devastation unleashed by the virus, which has infected over 2.8 million people.
The scale of this pandemic has forced clinical research on the virus to move at an unprecedented rate, but effective remedies are still far off and the UN leader said the campaign will require collaboration on a worldwide scale.
“A world free of Covid-19 demands the massive public health effort ever.” The vaccine ought to be secure, affordable, and accessible to all, Guterres stressed in the meeting, which was attended by the leaders of both Germany and France.
Notably absent from the meeting was that the pioneers of China, in which the virus first appeared late last season, along with also the US, which has accused the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) of not warning fast enough regarding the initial outbreak.
Iran increased fears of a”brand new outbreak” with the other 76 deaths announced, bringing the country’s death toll on 5,650.
The UN General Assembly, meanwhile, is to determine regarding how it will go forward with a secret ballot scheduled for June to select non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, an election India will triumph after the acceptance of its candidature from the Asia-Pacific group.
Elections for its five-star members of this 15-nation Council for its 2021-22 semester are scheduled to be held in June. India is currently a candidate to get a non-permanent chair at the elections this past year and its success is confirmed after the endorsement of its candidature from the 55-member Asia-Pacific group, such as China and Pakistan.