The theme of the G20 virtual summit, convened by Saudi Arabia, should be a coordinated response to the spread of coronavirus and its consequences for the global economy.
On March 17, Saudi Arabia, the presidency of the G20, announced the convening of the G20 summit next week, which they plan to devote to the situation with coronavirus. Information about this was published on the organization’s website.
The theme of the summit is the development of a “coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences.” It is about protecting people and the global economy.
“The G20 will act alongside international organizations in any way that it considers necessary to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. … The Summit will draw on the ongoing efforts of G20 finance ministers and central bank managers, senior health, trade and foreign affairs officials to further develop precise requirements and necessary actions, “the document says.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to the World Health Organization, as of the evening of March 17, 184,976 people in 159 countries have already become infected with coronavirus infection in the world. The number of deaths has reached 7529.
In Ukraine, as of March 17, 14 cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed, two people died.