Efficiency of certain global structures amid pandemic far from perfect, says Kremlin

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12 April 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated inefficiency of a number of international organizations in the crisis conditions, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Channel One’s Great Game show, APA reports.

"The unprecedented pandemic, the unprecedented crisis has demonstrated that the efficiency of the mentioned international structures is far from perfect," he said when commenting on the statement by the program’s host about inefficiency of such structures as the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and G20 amid the pandemic.

In the economic field, global structures do not function, countries act independently, Peskov noted. "We see that other global organizations have not been projected for actions, for crisis management in such situations," he said.

Spokesman considers the current situation to be a trigger for analyzing the consequences of the crisis and further ways of developing international structures for them to become "really efficient." "Now we cannot acknowledge the work of mentioned organizations as satisfactory," he concluded.

 
 

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that occurred in late 2019 in Central China has spread to most countries across the globe and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. To date, a total of 13,584 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Russia, with 1,045 patients having recovered from the virus. The country’s latest data indicates 106 fatalities nationwide. Earlier, the Russian government set up an Internet hotline to keep the public updated on the coronavirus situation.

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