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Saudi G20 presidency urges more donations to fund pandemic response

  • Published at 02:42 am April 24th, 2020
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File photo: Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz speaks via video link during a virtual G20 summit on coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 26, 2020 Reuters

The G20 secretariat said $1.9 billion had been donated by countries, philanthropic organizations and the private sector

The Saudi presidency of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday called for additional immediate donations to fund the emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic and develop needed vaccines.

In a statement, the G20 secretariat said $1.9 billion had been donated by countries, philanthropic organizations and the private sector toward an $8 billion target set by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, but more funds were needed.

“Global challenges demand global solutions and this is our time to stand and support the race for a vaccine and other therapeutic measures to combat Covid-19,” Saudi G20 Sherpa Fahad Almubarak said.

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