The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution late Thursday calling for increased global solidarity and international cooperation against the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

The resolution, which was prepared by Norway, Switzerland, Singapore, Indonesia, Liechtenstein and Ghana and sponsored by 188 countries, was unanimously approved in the 193-member assembly.

It is the first UN resolution on the outbreak, coming after the number of coronavirus cases surpassed one million worldwide.

The need for assistance to the poor and the most affected countries was emphasized in the resolution, which also underscored the devastating effects of COVID-19 on societies and its serious

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