Global coronavirus cases see record daily rise as world leaders slammed for sparking Covid ‘world disorder’
A collective failure by world leaders to heed warnings and prepare for the coronavirus pandemic has transformed “a world at risk” to a “world in disorder”, a damning new report claims.
The review by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) was published just hours after the World Health Organisation reported a record one-day increase in global Covid-19 cases.
The total number of infections rose by 307,930 in just 24 hours on Sunday. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.
The GPMB said “we are all paying the price” for a lack of financial and political investment in preparedness by heads of state.
“It is not as if the world has lacked the opportunity to take these steps,” it said.
“There have been numerous calls for action over the last decade, yet none has generated the changes needed.”
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