RUNDOWN FOR FRIDAY 3 APRIL 2020

GENEVA / COVID-19 SUDAN HUMANITARIAN UPDATE (1:59) 

With COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sudan as two days ago, measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the country are now having an impact on humanitarian access, deliveries and services. UNTV CH

OHCHR / COVID-19 PRISONS SYRIA EGYPT (1:57) 

A spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), reported that following High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet’s call for governments to reduce overcrowding in prisons to prevent “catastrophic rates” of COVID-19 infection, “a number of countries have indeed been taking action on this front.” OHCHR

UN / GUTERRES CEASEFIRE IMPACT (3:11) 

UN chief Antonio Guterres said his global ceasefire appeal is resonating across the world but noted that there is “huge distance between declarations and deeds” and stressed that to “silence the guns, we must raise the voices for peace.” UNIFEED

IMF / GEORGIEVA COVID-19 (0:00) 

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today held a joint press conference with WHO chief Tedros Ghebreyesus on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. IMF

WHO / COVID-19 UPDATE (0:00) 

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced that "more than 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, including more than 50,000 deaths." WHO