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UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to close gaps to end Covid-19

Updated on: 25 September,2022 08:57 AM IST  |  United Nations
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“Now is the time to strengthen defence against future threats by investing in early-warning systems, local manufacturing and diagnostic capabilities, and a well-paid, well-supplied health workforce,” he said.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres calls for efforts to close gaps to end Covid-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for efforts to close three major gaps to end the Covid-19 pandemic.


First, the booster gap, he said, adding that the coverage remains low everywhere. Second, the testing gap. Testing rates are plummeting everywhere, exposing the world to potential variants and undermining the rollout of new treatments.  Third, the preparedness gap. 



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“Now is the time to strengthen defence against future threats by investing in early-warning systems, local manufacturing and diagnostic capabilities, and a well-paid, well-supplied health workforce,” he said.

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