The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, described the figures as “chilling”
For the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, the key is to “learn from mistakes.”
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When cataloging the figure of 1 million deaths in the world by coronavirus as “chilling”, the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, estimated that “there is still no end in sight” for the pandemic.
In written statements on Monday, Guterres added that one of the collateral blows of the health emergency is the inability of dozens of people to say goodbye to their loved ones due to the very distancing restrictions imposed to fight against the “savagery” of the disease.
“How do you say goodbye without holding a hand or giving a soft kiss, a warm hug or a final whisper of ‘I love you’?”
“They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues,” added the official.
“At the same time, there is still no end in sight to the spread of the virus, the loss of jobs and the disruption in education, the shock to our lives,” Guterres said.
For the secretary general, from now on, the key is to “learn from mistakes.”
Responsible leadership matters. Science matters. Cooperation matters and misinformation kills. As the tireless search for a vaccine continues – a vaccine that must be accessible and available to all – let’s do our part to save lives, ”Guterres said.
The death toll caused by the virus, whose first cases were detected in China at the end of 2019, reached one million yesterday.
who He warned that the death toll could reach two million before a reliable vaccine is available.
Of all the regions of the world, Latin America and the Caribbean is the one that accumulates the most deaths from COVID-19: more than 338,000 to date, according to the count of the Johns Hopkins University.
The three Latin American countries with the most deaths are: Brazil, with about 142,000 deaths, Mexico with 76,400 and Peru with 32,200.
However, the country with the most infections is United States or about 7.1 million. As for deaths, the figure surpassed 200,000 last week.