G7 commits to donating globally 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses

I'm pleased to announce that this weekend leaders have pledged over one billion doses, says British PM Boris Johnson


AFP June 13, 2021
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives as G7 foreign ministers meet at Lancaster House in London, Britain, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool

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.

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"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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