The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a lack of global leadership over the pandemic.
“The world is in desperate need of national unity and global solidarity. The politicisation of the pandemic has exacerbated it,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has told a virtual health forum.
“The greatest threat we face now is not the virus itself – it’s the lack of global solidarity and global leadership.”
The WHO has also said the pandemic is still accelerating and that its economic and other effects would be felt for decades.
Almost nine million people have been infected and nearly 470,000 have died.