The UN warned that frontline health care workers are among those most at risk of psychological distress during the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus pandemic may bring ‘major mental health crisis’, UN says

  • Psychological distress is ‘widespread’ amid physical isolation, fear of infection, dying or losing loved ones, and anxiety over economic turmoil
  • United Nations chief Antonio Guterres calls for urgent action to ‘help and stand by’ those most at risk
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The UN warned that frontline health care workers are among those most at risk of psychological distress during the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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