(Alliance News) - Humanity was "caught napping" and "woefully under-prepared" by the coronavirus outbreak, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.
Remotely addressing a UN summit on climate change, the Prime Minister said the pandemic "came out of left field".
Johnson acknowledged that while some â€“ "Bill Gates, and so on" â€“ had predicted the potential problems, "most people didn't imagine that the world would be afflicted in the way that it has".
"We were caught â€“ humanity was caught napping by coronavirus," he said.
"Let's face it, we were woefully under-prepared.
"But, for this thing, for climate change, nobody can say that we have not been warned.
"And, nobody can say that we are not now capable of making the preparations. So, that's what we are doing. And, I have no doubt that we can be successful."
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