UN chief urges all govts to immediately 'scale up' virus fight
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged world governments to urgently scale up their response to the novel coronavirus if they are to stand a chance of stemming the disease's spread.
"Today's declaration of a pandemic is a call to action - for everyone, everywhere," the secretary general said in a statement.
"We can still change the course of this pandemic -- but that means addressing inaction," he said. "I call on every government to step up and scale up their efforts -- now."