UN launches COVID-19 postage stamps as tribute to health care workers
– globalbihari bureau
New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ today launched United Nations postage stamps that convey six key public health messages: Wash your hands; Practice social distancing; Recognize the symptoms; Beware of myths; Be kind to each other; Show solidarity. He said some of the proceeds from the stamps will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to help the World Health Organization (WHO) in its critical work.
Guterres pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic had highlighted global interconnectedness and that no society had been spared, and no economy has gone unscathed.
“We are all in this together,” he said and added that the UN was issuing postage stamps to “further highlight that message”.
According to him, the stamps also pay tribute to the health care workers and essential frontline responders around the world. “These dedicated professionals inspire us all — and we stand with them all during these difficult times. Let us all work together to overcome the crisis and recover better,” he said.