Three Billion People Are Now Under Lockdown

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Countries and territories with confirmed new coronavirus cases and deaths (AFP Photo)

AFP: Three billion under lockdown as UN warns virus threatens humanity

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures to stem the spread of the killer coronavirus that the United Nations warned Wednesday is threatening all of humanity.

As the global death toll soared past 20,000 Spain joined Italy in seeing its number of fatalities overtake China, where the virus first emerged just three months ago.

“COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity -– and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.

“Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”

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WNU Editor: I predicted last week that we would be reaching this number by the end of the month. I was wrong. The spread of the pandemic into the Indian subcontinent has pushed the government to lockdown the country this week. The pandemic is also spreading into the Americas and Africa. Expect even more countries ordering a lockdown in the coming weeks.

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