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In a rare public discussion, the world leaders who have been meeting to coordinate response efforts have agreed on what they should do with the global pandemic that has swept through Africa, Asia and Latin America.
The U.S. and other countries are now preparing for what is expected to be the biggest pandemic in human history.
A series of major international meetings will be held over the next few weeks, starting with an emergency meeting in Berlin on March 6 to review how to move forward with response and coordination in response to the virus.
On Thursday, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he will travel to Berlin for a two-day meeting of the United Nations Emergency Operations Command (UNECOM), a unit within the United States Army that oversees the global response to a pandemic.
Guterres, who is leading an effort to contain the virus, said he was working with Germany, France, the U.K. and Canada to provide some guidance on how to implement the UNECOM plan.
But the plan is not being finalized and the U-S.
is not involved.
The plan will be presented to the U.-N General Assembly next week, Guterrs spokesman said Thursday.
“I will tell you, we will have a lot of work to do,” Guterre said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
Guters said he expects to see “significant changes” in the plan, but said it would take time to see if they are practical and necessary.
“We have to see the details of how they will work,” he said.
Gutsmans visit to Germany follows an emergency declaration from the United Kingdom and Ireland on March 7 that said they are deploying troops to Europe to assist in the fight against the virus that has spread rapidly in Africa and Asia.
Gutres, an outspoken critic of the international community, has stressed the importance of global coordination to deal with the virus as it spreads.
In his speech at the Berlin meeting, Guters urged global leaders to do more to stop the spread of the virus before it spreads to other parts of the world.
Gomes declaration came after U.L.S., the world leader in the use of synthetic marijuana, said on March 2 that it is deploying up to 10,000 troops to West Africa to combat the outbreak.
Gomes statement came after the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it was deploying up 100,000 health workers in the region.
The declaration comes as countries in Africa have begun stockpiling medicine to fight the virus because it has been a major cause of death for some.
In addition, the number of people infected with Zika has risen to almost 14,000, according to the WHO.
In the first week of March, more than 2,000 cases have been confirmed in Africa.
The world has been hit by several pandemics over the past century, including the 1918 pandemic, which killed an estimated half-million people, the 1918-1923 influenza pandemic and the 2009 pandemic called the Black Death.
The pandemic has killed more than 6 million people and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, mostly in the developing world.
The Zika outbreak is now the world´s largest, and experts say it will have the potential to reach far beyond the developing worlds and have catastrophic effects on the global economy.
It has already caused food shortages in Africa, South Asia and parts of Europe, with many people living in crowded apartment blocks in cities across the continent.