The UN warned about the possible deaths of hundreds of thousands of children

Hundreds of thousands of children in 2020 will be under the threat of death due to pandemic coronavirus. This was stated by UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, reports TASS.

The head of the world body explained that as a result of the global recession during the year 2020, many will face a loss of income. As a consequence, will begin to save on healthy eating, “and this particularly affects children, pregnant women and nursing mothers”.

Another problem he called the suspension of vaccination campaigns against measles and polio in several countries. “And given the overcrowding of the hospitals for sick children can not in time to treatment” — he expressed concern.

March 19, Guterres described the scenario of the deaths of millions of people from the coronavirus. According to him, it can happen in the case of the spread COVID-19 in poor countries.

According to the IMF, the world economy is on the way to the deepest crisis since the 1930-ies, and world GDP will shrink by three percent in 2020. Against this background, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva called the Central banks worldwide to stimulate economies “spend as much as they can.”

According to the latest data, worldwide from coronavirus infection died 141,4 thousand people. The number of infected exceeded 2.1 million.