According to him, coronavirus is a threat to all of humanity, and will also have economic consequences that will provoke a recession.
"This gives reason to believe that this is indeed the biggest crisis of those that we have had to deal with since the Second World War," the UN Secretary-General said.
According to UN estimates, as a result of an outbreak of coronavirus worldwide, up to 25 million jobs can be lost. Antoniu Guterres also predicts that global investment will drop to 40%.
"Covid-19 is the greatest test we have faced since the inception of the UN," the official said.
According to the latest data, 874 081 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world. Of these, 43,291 people died and 185,194 successfully recovered.
As we reported earlier, Researchers from Utrecht University, together with fellow researchers from Erasmus MC and biotech company Harbor BioMed, have developed a human antibody that can inhibit the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) which causes the respiratory disease otherwise known as COVID-19.