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G7 leaders outline pandemic pact, eye foreign policy threats

G7 leaders outline pandemic pact, eye foreign policy threats”

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will also provide £14.5 million to establish the centre, building on its current investments in vaccines for livestock and zoonotic diseases at The Pirbright Institute, with the UK Government providing £10m worth of investment.

"But to truly defeat coronavirus and recover, we need to prevent a pandemic like this from ever happening again".

The G7 leaders are set to sign a landmark global health declaration which is aimed at preventing future pandemics.

On the eve of the summit, Biden, who is making his first foreign trip as president, announced that the US will purchase 500 million doses from Pfizer and will supply half of all the vaccines set to be shared globally.

The G7 chiefs will be joined over the weekend by the leaders of Australia, South Africa, South Korea, the United Nations and European Union, with India joining remotely.

More news: India reports 92,596 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs

"Together we need to build on the significant scientific and collaborative response to the Covid-19 pandemic and find common solutions to address numerous gaps identified".

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday hailed the declaration made by the Group of Seven (G7) on prevention of future pandemics, describing it as "historic".

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will greet them at the summit venue. "The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test". "As we discussed, the world needs a stronger global surveillance system to detect new epidemic and pandemic risks".

On the other hand, in the context of the summit, the White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, has indicated that the leaders of the G7 "will endorse" the proposal of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, to "establish at least a global minimum tax of 15%".

Campaigners say the G7's vaccine donations pledge for this year and next - including 500 million U.S. doses - is far too little, too late to end a pandemic that has claimed over 3.7 million lives worldwide.



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