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UN chief calls for unity of Security Council over COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for unity of the Security Council over the COVID-19 pandemic. “The engagement of the Security Council will be critical to mitigate the peace and security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the council in a virtual briefing on Thursday, reported Xinhua news agency. Coronavirus lockdown: Latest updates “Indeed, a signal of unity and resolve from the council would count for a lot at this anxious time.” To prevail against the pandemic, the world will need to work together. That means heightened solidarity, and it means having the necessary resources, said Guterres. The financial situation of the United…