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European nations ramp up responses to contain COVID-19 as WHO calls for unity

  • 2020-3-31
  • The WHO chief said, "Without aggressive action in all countries, millions could die. The full social, economic and political fallout, only time will tell."

    He raised three requests to address the global crisis that demands a global response. The first is to fight. "Fight hard. Fight like hell. Fight like your lives depend on it -- because they do. The best and only way to protect life, livelihoods and economies is to stop the virus. No excuses. No regrets," the WHO chief noted.

    "We must immediately build, expand, train and deploy health workers to find, test, isolate and treat every case and trace every contact," he added.

    The second is to unite. "No country can solve this crisis alone. We're all in this together, and we will only get out of it together," he said, calling for global solidarity.

    The third is to ignite. "Repurpose the industrial might of your nations for this effort. Ignite global production for the tools we need to save lives now. Ignite innovation for vaccines and therapeutics. And ignite a global movement to ensure this never happens again," he said.