Iranian Ambassador to France, Bahram Qasemi

Iranian Ambassador to France Bahram Qasemi said in a twitter message that the world must be ready for the great crisis of the century.

Iran Press/ Europe: Bahram Qasemi wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday: "Albert Camus, whose the 'Plague' novel was repeated with Coronavirus, wrote in a letter to his book critic: Undoubtedly the 'Plague' compared to the 'Stranger' is the transition from individual rebellion to social struggle. If there is a path of change from strangers to plagues, it is solidarity and partnership."

"Even now, if the Coronavirus is to make a change in the world that is making, (the change) is for the whole world to be more secure in the face of threats that has no borders," the Iranian ambassador to France said, adding: "The world must be prepared for the great crisis of the century."

The global death toll nears 5,000, with more than 132,500 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization, which declared the outbreak a 'pandemic'.

COVID-19 was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and has since spread across the world.


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