The countries responsible for organizing the conference, Portugal and Kenya, and the president of the UN General Assembly, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, will deliberate on new dates for the conference, depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
The conference was scheduled for the Altice Arena, in Lisbon, from 02 to 06 June, with the main objective of calling for greater action in the conservation and regeneration of the oceans.
Globally, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 131,000 deaths and infected more than two million people in 193 countries and territories. More than 436,000 patients were considered cured.
In Portugal, 599 people died of the 18,091 registered as infected.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
To fight the pandemic, governments sent four billion people home (more than half the world’s population), closed non-essential trade and drastically reduced air traffic, paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy.