UN Secretary General Warns of Catastrophic Financial Consequences of a Pandemic
“If we don’t take action now, the coronavirus pandemic will cause incredible destruction and suffering around the world”, said the Secretary General. "Famine will reach historical proportions. More than 60 million people will be in extreme poverty. Up to half of all the world's workforce - 1.6 billion people - without earnings", he listed the possible consequences.
According to Guterres, a drop in world production could reach $ 8.5 trillion, which will be the sharpest decline since the Great Depression of the 1930s.