International Day of Epidemic Preparedness amid COVID-19: Ghebreyesus
The resolution notes the need for international cooperation in the fight against crises in the health sector
UN General Assembly declared 27 December International Epidemic Preparedness Day, seeking to learn from the current situation in the event of future health crises.
The COVID-19 virus appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of last year and subsequently spread throughout the world. More than 66 million people have been infected with it, about 1.5 million have died.
The 193-member General Assembly on Monday passed a resolution stating the need to “raise the level of preparedness to respond as early and as adequately as possible to any epidemic.”.
The resolution also stresses the importance of international cooperation and multilateralism.