Now Is Not The Time To Politicise COVID-19

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Author: Caleb Gorton, UN Matters Chief Editor


The 29th April marked 120 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) was notified of what is now known as COVID-19.


Since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, over 3 million cases have been confirmed in the world. Over 215,000 people have died. The world has changed so much that the pandemic is being compared to the Second World War. As UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most dangerous challenges this world has faced in our lifetime”.