WHO begs G7 to step up and combat Covid

SourceThe National
CountryMiddle east

The World Health Organisation pleaded Monday with the G7 to dig deep and fund the global Covid-19 recovery, warning the crisis cannot be resolved worldwide if they do not step up.

The WHO said the group of seven industrial powers had the ability to fund the vaccines, tests and treatments needed to conquer the pandemic – and knock down the barriers blocking faster production.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the G7 to take decisive action at their June 11-13 summit, being hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Cornwall, southwest England.

“The G7 countries are the world’s economic and political leaders. They

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