World is unsafe till COVID-19 is defeated in poor countries says Munir Akram

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

02nd Dec, 2020. 09:48 am
Munir Akram

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram has said that we have to ensure the supply of corona vaccine to all. The world cannot be safe until Corona is defeated in poor countries.

According to the details, in his recent statement, he said the United Nations must provide emergency financial assistance to the public and private sectors. The first world countries have added 13 trillion to stimulate the economy, whereas, on the other hand, developing countries are struggling for 2.5 trillion to stabilize their economic conditions.

Munir Akram said that international cooperation is the need of time. “For the first time, the World Summit on Social Development has reached a consensus on public development.” The Ambassador added.

He said that economic and social development must be promoted in a balanced manner. Without social and economic development, life would be fragile and pointless. The Pakistani envoy said that the economic crisis due to Corona had hit the objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

He said that 100 million people were being pushed into extreme poverty. The governance of finance, trade, and technology needs to be made more equitable.

Here, on Tuesday, the Federal Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, approved to grant 150 million dollars to procure anti-Covid vaccine.

Coronavirus Situation in Pakistan

Pakistan on Wednesday 75 deaths from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours – the highest single day increase since July 10. In the past 24 hours, 40 more people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 8,166. 2,079 patients have recovered from the virus during the last 24 hours and 2,244 patients are in critical condition.

Moreover, the total count of active cases increased up to 49,780. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the national tally of cases now currently stands at 403,311.

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