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Millions Could Die if Coronavirus Allowed to Spread Unchecked, Says UN Chief Antonio Guterres

File photo of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Photo: Reuters)

File photo of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Photo: Reuters)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appeals for a coordinated global response to contain it.

  • AFP United Nations
  • Last Updated: March 19, 2020, 10:32 PM IST
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Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday, appealing for a coordinated global response to contain it.

"If we let the virus spread like wildfire -- especially in the most vulnerable regions of the world -- it would kill millions of people," he said.

"Global solidarity is not only a moral imperative, it is in everyone's interests," he said.

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