Antonio Guterres. File
The UN said "a long-term upsurge in the number and severity of mental health problems is likely” and warned that if action isn’t taken COVID-19 "has the seeds of a major mental health crisis” as well as "a physical health crisis.”
With more than 1.277 million cases, including 70,009 deaths, reported in 191 countries and territories around the world since the virus emerged in China in December, COVID-19 poses an unprecedented challenge to humanity.
In addition, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education "in their critical pre-school year.”
In these virus-driven times, protection from the coronavirus is the topmost priority across all sectors of society and tiers of living. And for that several must-dos have been laid out by health functionaries.
After struggling for more than four months to control California’s deadly wildfires, the firefighters made substantial progress because of changing weather (“Firefighters make headway in subduing US western wildfires,” Sept. 19, Gulf Today website).
Sometimes it felt like she was America’s last hope. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court judge since 1993, achieved celebrity status during Trump’s four years.