International

End the Sickness of War and Fight the Disease Ravaging Our World: UN Chief

End the Sickness of War and Fight the Disease Ravaging Our World: UN Chief

United Nation’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued an appeal on Monday for a global cease-fire as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

“It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives,” Guterres said in a virtual news conference.

In a powerful statement, Guterres that the ‘fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war’ as armed conflict leads to the collapse of health systems, leaving the victims of war in those regions more vulnerable

For that reason, he calls for an immediate global cease-fire in all corners of the world.

“End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world,” he said. “It starts by stopping the fighting everywhere. Now. That is what our human family needs, now more than ever.”

More than 370,000 cases of the virus and over 16,330 deaths have been confirmed worldwide as of Monday.

The number of people infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) in Egypt rose to 366 cases as of today, while the number of deaths rose to 19, according to Egypt’s Ministry of Health.

Egypt has also suspended domestic tourism and international flights, suspended education services and institutions, banned mass gatherings and cancelled other major events.

The president warned that in case of non-compliance, the number of those infected can rise to a thousand within a few days.

PM: Egypt to Impose Night Curfew to Halt COVID-19 Outbreak
Armed Forces Director of Major Projects Dies Due to COVID-19

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Syria to Return to Arab League After 12 Years

Egyptian Streets7 May 2023

Egyptian Red Crescent Establishes Hub for Relief and Emergency Services in Sudan

Egyptian Streets25 April 2023

Egypt Begins Evacuation of Egyptians in Sudan

Egyptian Streets23 April 2023

Egypt Completes Evacuation of Egyptian Troops from Sudan

Egyptian Streets20 April 2023

EgyptAir Suspends Flights Indefinitely to and from Khartoum

Marina Makary20 April 2023

Egypt’s Sisi Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Sudan and Urges Parties to Prioritise Dialogue

Egyptian Streets16 April 2023

Israeli Settlers Attack West Bank Villages, Hundreds Injured

Egyptian Streets28 February 2023

58 Dead, 20 Injured in Migrant Shipwreck off Southern Coast of Italy

Amina Abdel-Halim26 February 2023