United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged the whole world to vaccinate everybody to end Covid-19 pandemic.
Addressing the all-virtual Davos Forum, he said failure to vaccinate every person will give rise to spread of new variants across borders and bring daily life and economies to a grinding halt.
The UN Chief said the World Health Organization has unveiled a strategy to vaccinate 70 per cent of the planet's population by the middle of this year.
He deplored that the vaccination rates in high-income countries are seven times higher than in African countries.
The Secretary General urged the international community to confront the pandemic with equity and fairness.