Iraqi security forces use an anti-riot water cannon Wednesday, March 25, to spray disinfectant around the streets of Basra in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
READ MORE: Iraq has so far reported 346 positive cases of coronavirus and 29 deaths.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Wednesday for $2 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable nations cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
“COVID-19 is menacing the whole of humanity, and so the whole of humanity must fight back,” Guterres told reporters in an online news conference. “Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”
The funds would assist 40 of the most vulnerable developing countries for the next nine months as they deal with the spread of the potentially deadly respiratory virus. (VOA/AFP/AP)