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UN chief calls for 'immediate global ceasefire' amid pandemic

AFP  |  United Nations 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an "immediate global ceasefire" to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

"The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war," he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters in New York.

"That is why today, I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world.

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 22:00 IST
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