US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain compared the coronavirus pandemic to World War II during an appeal to the nation on April 5.
“It reminds me of … 1940. We children spoke from here in Windsor with children who were evacuated from their homes,” said the 93-year-old queen.
Note that earlier comparisons of the pandemic with World War II were made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Spanish authorities.
At the end of December 2019, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Experts previously established that the causative agent of the disease was a new type of coronavirus – 2019-nCoV. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, which by this time had affected 118 thousand people in 114 countries
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