UN chief wants $2bn to help poor countries fight COVID-19

Posted In: News Date:Mar 24th, 2020

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the world body wants $2bn to help poor countries combat coronavirus - and he warned that a massive, coordinated package would also be needed to deal with the pandemic's social and economic impact around the world.

"The package needs to make households be afloat, make businesses be afloat, keep societies being afloat," Guterres told a virtual news conference.