The G20 countries have pledged more than $ 21 billion to fight coronavirus
About this writes Reuters.
“The G20, together with invited countries, has coordinated global efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, G20 members and invited countries have pledged more than $ 21 billion to support global health financing, ”the group said in a statement.
The funds will be used for diagnostics, vaccines, therapy, as well as research and development.
In April, the G20 called on all countries, nongovernmental organizations, charities, and the private sector to help close the funding gap of more than $ 8 billion to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saudi Arabia, which is currently chairing the G20, has pledged $ 500 million to support global efforts to fight the coronavirus.