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UN Chief urges whole world to vaccinate everybody to end Covid-19 pandemic
January 18, 2022

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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.