The pandemic has killed at least 936,095 people around the world and infected almost 30 million people.
And one of the six special envoys of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Covid-19, Dr. David Nabarro, estimated that it is only in its early stages.
"This is much worse than all the science fiction on pandemics," Nabarro told the British Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.
“It's really serious, we're not even halfway there.
We are still at the beginning, ”he said.
“It's a terrible situation, a health problem that has grown so out of control that it is plunging the world […] into a giant economic contraction that will probably double the number of poor, double the number of malnourished, lead hundreds of millions of small businesses go bankrupt, ”he added.
The global recession should be less pronounced than expected in 2020, nevertheless estimated Wednesday the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the rapid and consequent reaction of the States having made it possible to limit the damage.