G7 to donate 1bn Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

Agence France-Presse. Jerusalem | Published: 19:41, Jun 13,2021

 
 

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in a press conference on the final day of the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on June 13, 2021.-- AFP photo

The G7 on Sunday vowed to donate one billion coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced, as the group of leading economies try to redress stark global inequalities in vaccinations.

‘I'm pleased to announce that this weekend leaders have pledged over one billion doses, either directly or through funding to COVAX,’ he said, referring to the international vaccine-sharing facility, as the seven-member bloc ended a three-day summit in southwest England.

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