6 days Leaders to hold talks as deaths hit 21,000 Manilatimes |World
PITTSBURGH: World leaders are to hold online crisis talks on Thursday (Friday in Manila) on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic that has forced 3 billion people into lockdown and claimed more than 21,000 lives. With the disease tearing around the globe at a terrifying pace, warnings are multiplying over its economic consequences, with experts saying it could cause more damage than the Great Depression. Amid squabbling between the leaders of China and the United States over who is to blame, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the world to act together to halt the menace. He suggested that ... more