UN chief says COVID-19 is 'the greatest crisis of our age'
October 25, 2020
BERLIN — The head of the United Nations said Sunday that "the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis of our age."
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened an online session of the World Health Summit with a call for worldwide solidarity in the global crisis and demanded that developed countries support health systems in countries that are short of resources.
The coronavirus pandemic is the overarching theme of the summit, which originally had been scheduled for Berlin. Several of the leaders and experts who spoke at the opening stressed the need to cooperate across borders.