UN chief calls for international action to help Africa in COVID-19 response

UN chief calls for international action to help Africa in COVID-19 response

UN chief António Guterres called for international action to help Africa deal with COVID-19 pandemic.

“These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative, now and for recovering better,” said Guterres in a video message for the launch of a policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa.

“We are calling for international action to strengthen Africa’s health systems, maintain food supplies, avoid a financial crisis, support education, protect jobs, keep households and businesses afloat, and cushion the continent against lost income and export earnings,” he added.

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