All the world wants a virus ceasefire ... except for the US and ...

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All the world wants a virus ceasefire ... except for the US and Russia

Two powers reject UN’s call for global downing of arms, saying they’re scared it’ll mess with their anti-terror ops

Harriet Alexander

Proposals by the United Nations (UN) for a global ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic are reportedly being blocked by the US and Russia.

UN secretary-general António Guterres has urged warring countries to declare a temporary truce and focus their attention on fighting the virus.

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said on March 23, urging warring factions to “pull back from hostilities: silence the guns, stop the artillery, end the air strikes”...

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