G20 urged to fill US$4.5 billion gap in Covid-19 vaccine fund

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio in an extraordinary meeting, by videoconference, of the G20 on trade, Farnesina, ​Rome, on September 22. EPA pic, November 20, 2020.

G20 nations must help plug a US$4.5 billion (RM gap in the global Covid-19 vaccine fund to save lives and clear the way for an end to the pandemic, a letter seen by AFP on Friday said.

The letter, sent ahead of this weekend’s virtual G20 summit, was signed by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission.

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