In-Sight with Catherine Nollan

UN chief Guterres: We need a ‘war economy’ to deal with COVID-19 crisis

“We are living in a war situation with this virus, we need to deal with it with a war economy.” They were the words of UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres as he used an interview with Euronews to call for a clear and coordinated global response to the coronavirus crisis. Guterres said he wanted to mobilise a double digit percentage of the global economy to “break not bend” the growth curve of coronavirus. And it is not only breaking the curve of the virus that should be at the forefront of global efforts, he said, but to also seize the dramatic situation “as an opportunity” to create an economy that is more inclusive and sustainable going forward. “Many things will change, I would say irreversibly in our lives,” and then he added: As of Wednesday evening there were more than 450,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed worldwide, with more than 20,000 death.

New Zealand mosque attacker admits killing 51 Muslim worshippers

The far-right Australian terrorist who killed more than 50 people in the Christchurch massacre last year has pleaded guilty to the charges. The 29 year old shot dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques last year.

US Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill The US Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment

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