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UN chief says coronavirus has been the biggest global threat since WWII

The UN Secretary General has warned that the corona virus is the biggest global crisis since World War II and that the confrontation with the well will bring about a recession “that has no parallel in the recent past.”

UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday when a report on the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic was released that there is also a risk that the crisis will contribute to “increased instability, more unrest and more conflicts”.

Guterres called for a more powerful and effective global response to the pandemic, as there were 846,156 cases with 41,494 deaths.

He emphasized that this is only possible “if everyone comes together and if we forget political games and understand that humanity is at stake.”

Workers dig graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil during a corona virus outbreak

Workers dig graves at Vila Formosa cemetery, in the suburbs of Sao Paulo, Brazil during a corona virus outbreak

The Vila Formosa cemetery, the largest in Latin America and where more than 1.5 million people were buried, the number of funerals increased by 30% after the pandemic started

The Vila Formosa cemetery, the largest in Latin America and where more than 1.5 million people were buried, the number of funerals increased by 30% after the start of the pandemic

The Vila Formosa cemetery, the largest in Latin America and where more than 1.5 million people were buried, the number of funerals increased by 30% after the start of the pandemic

“The magnitude of the response should reflect the magnitude of the crisis – large-scale, coordinated and comprehensive, with national and international responses guided by the World Health Organization,” said the Secretary General, noting that not all countries follow WHO guidelines.

Guterres also announced the creation of a COVID-19 response and recovery fund to support efforts in low and middle-income countries, with the aim of rapidly enabling governments to address the crisis and promote recovery.

The corona virus continues to wreak havoc around the world, with several countries reporting massive increases in cases.

France reported its darkest day to date with a record 499 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 3,523.

This is the biggest jump in deaths since the start of the pandemic. France has a total of 52,128 cases of COVID-19, according to official figures.

Medical staff take samples from patients at a drive-in test center for coronavirus at the exhibition grounds in Hanover, Germany

Medical staff take samples from patients at a drive-in test center for coronavirus at the exhibition grounds in Hanover, Germany

Medical staff take samples from patients at a drive-in test center for coronavirus at the exhibition grounds in Hanover, Germany

Israeli Police Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man While Enforcing Partial Coronavirus Shutdown in Mea Shearim District

Israeli Police Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man While Enforcing Partial Coronavirus Shutdown in Mea Shearim District

Israeli Police Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Man While Enforcing Partial Coronavirus Shutdown in Mea Shearim District

At Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, up to 16 people were put in a refrigerator. The grim scenes come when medical personnel load the dead with a forklift truck

At Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, up to 16 people were put in a refrigerator. The grim scenes come when medical personnel load the dead with a forklift truck

At Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, up to 16 people were put in a refrigerator. The grim scenes come when medical personnel load the dead with a forklift truck

More than 2,500 Spanish soldiers are deployed across the country to fight the pandemic

More than 2,500 Spanish soldiers are deployed across the country to fight the pandemic

More than 2,500 Spanish soldiers are deployed across the country to fight the pandemic

UN chief Antonio Guterres described the pandemic as the greatest threat to the world since World War II

UN chief Antonio Guterres described the pandemic as the greatest threat to the world since World War II

UN chief Antonio Guterres described the pandemic as the greatest threat to the world since World War II

A paramedic treats a cotton swab to test for coronavirus at a drive-thru test site in the northern Israeli city of Tamra

A paramedic treats a cotton swab to test for coronavirus at a drive-thru test site in the northern Israeli city of Tamra

A paramedic treats a cotton swab to test for coronavirus at a drive-thru test site in the northern Israeli city of Tamra

Bangladeshi garment workers make protective clothing in a factory because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease

Bangladeshi garment workers make protective clothing in a factory because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease

Bangladeshi garment workers make protective clothing in a factory because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease

The workers, in the capital Dhaka, covered their faces with masks while making protective suits

The workers, in the capital Dhaka, covered their faces with masks while making protective suits

The workers, in the capital Dhaka, covered their faces with masks while making protective suits

There are now 22,757 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 5,565 of whom are in intensive care, health officer Jerome Salomon told reporters in his daily update.

The French death toll includes only those who died in the hospital and not those who died at home or in the elderly.

New York State now has 75,795 cases of coronavirus – an increase of 9,298 since Monday – and 1,550 have died, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed Tuesday admitting ‘no one knows’ when the pandemic will end and saying the whole country’ it underrated ‘.

At a broad press conference on Tuesday, Governor Cuomo shared how he united the private and public health systems of the state to function as a system ahead of the pandemic “summit” in state hits.

Train number 2 is packed with passengers at 125th Street Subway Station in Harlem, despite the government's warning to stay at home to prevent the spread of the corona virus in New York

Train number 2 is packed with passengers at 125th Street Subway Station in Harlem, despite the government's warning to stay at home to prevent the spread of the corona virus in New York

Train number 2 is packed with passengers at 125th Street Subway Station in Harlem, despite the government’s warning to stay at home to prevent the spread of the corona virus in New York

Some of the 110 cots available to quarantine military personnel showing signs of COVID-19 are staged at a gym at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio

Some of the 110 cots available to quarantine military personnel showing signs of COVID-19 are staged at a gym at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio

Some of the 110 cots available to quarantine military personnel showing signs of COVID-19 are staged at a gym at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio

Aerial view of the empty beach that remains closed to the public, near the Mexico-US border in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Aerial view of the empty beach that remains closed to the public, near the Mexico-US border in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Aerial view of the empty beach that remains closed to the public, near the Mexico-US border in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Miami Beach is seen completely empty during the outbreak of the new corona virus

Miami Beach is seen completely empty during the outbreak of the new corona virus

Miami Beach is seen completely empty during the outbreak of the new corona virus

He admitted that he doesn’t know when it will come and that data projections he’s looking at suggest it could happen between seven and 21 days from now.

The death toll in New York State rose by 332 overnight and shows no signs of slowing yet.

Spain has been through the darkest day to date of the coronavirus outbreak as new deaths and cases have both increased by record rates.

The country registered 849 new deaths between Monday and Tuesday, taking the total from 7,340 to 8,189 – higher than the 838 it suffered at night on Sunday, which was the previous worst day.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases increased by 9,222, bringing the total to 85,195 to 94,417. That figure tops the roughly 8,200 cases the country registered between Wednesday and Thursday last week.

Spanish Armed Forces in Norena, Spain, on March 30. More than 2,500 army soldiers are deployed across the country to combat the pandemic.

Spanish Armed Forces in Norena, Spain, on March 30. More than 2,500 army soldiers are deployed across the country to combat the pandemic.

Spanish Armed Forces in Norena, Spain, on March 30. More than 2,500 army soldiers are deployed across the country to combat the pandemic.

These military units can be used on the street to disinfect public areas, control and surveillance, to ensure compliance with rules that restrict free movement

These military units can be used on the street to disinfect public areas, control and surveillance, to ensure compliance with rules that restrict free movement

These military units can be used on the street to disinfect public areas, control and surveillance, to ensure compliance with rules that restrict free movement

The increase in cases means a 10.8 percent increase, ending some days of falling rates and the crushing hope that the contagion could end.

On a more positive note, Denmark revealed that it could begin lifting the lockdown restrictions in April after declaring that the contact limits implemented on March 11 were ‘successful’.

The Scandinavian country, which reported 77 coronavirus-related deaths, extended a two-week shutdown last week through Easter to limit the physical contact between its citizens that began on March 11.

“We do see signs that we have been able to delay the shipment of corona in Denmark. The broadcast is spreading more slowly than feared, “said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

“In the past week, the number of hospital admissions has increased slightly more slowly than the week before and without the explosion of the number we’ve seen in other countries.”

Italy today saw an almost identical number of coronavirus infections and deaths for a second day – as hopes remain that it has passed the worst of the virus.

The death toll rose from 837 to 12,428, the Civil Protection Agency said, with a daily increase, albeit slightly, for a second day in a row.

The number of new cases remained generally stable, growing at 4,053 from 4,050 yesterday and bringing the total number of infections since the outbreak on February 21 to 105,792.

Today’s numbers show a slight decline in the number of infections and deaths from the virus, indicating that the country is recovering from the worst outbreak.

In Brazil, trucks and workers flocked to the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday to begin building a field hospital for patients with the corona virus.

The facility, built in the 80,000-capacity parking garage around the stadium, will have 400 beds and will be one of eight temporary facilities set up in the state of Rio de Janeiro to cope with the expected influx of coronavirus patients.

The Maracana is one of many football stadiums used all over Brazil as the South American nation fights the virus.

It is despite President Jair Bolsonaro refusing to take social distance measures on the grounds that they will destroy the economy.

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