“We are living in a war situation with this virus, we need to deal with it with a war economy.”

They were the words of UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres as he used an interview with Euronews to call for a clear and coordinated global response to the coronavirus crisis.

Guterres said he wanted to mobilise a double digit percentage of the global economy to “break not bend” the growth curve of coronavirus.

He also told us:

  • Countries have been slow in reacting to coronavirus crisis but now is not the time for a blame game
  • If we don’t tackle the COVID-19 crisis millions of people could be infected and die
  • The crisis will be much more serious if there is no strategy or coordination

Watch the interview in full

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