Governments should increase funding for services of psychological assistance, as the demand for them has increased significantly in the period of the spread of coronavirus. This statement was made by UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres.

According to him, the threat of infection, the loss of loved ones, as well as the need to reside in the house – all this has become a difficult psychological challenge for many people. The Secretary General also drew attention to the fact that quarantine measures can be particularly heavy toll on those who have previously observed psychological abnormalities.

Guterres is convinced that counseling services should be an important component of the measures of the government during a pandemic COVID-19, TASS. He expressed the hope that, as the country will recover from the pandemic, psychological support will be included in General health programs.

Earlier it was reported that UN began to create a three-month supply of food for the most vulnerable countries. According to experts, the humanitarian disaster will affect at least a quarter of a billion people worldwide, causing hunger because of the effects COVID-19.

According to the latest world health organization in the world recorded more than 4.1 million cases of infection, more than 287 thousand people died.