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G20 leaders call for 'affordable, equitable' access to Covid-19 vaccine

France warns against 'a two-speed world where only the richer can protect themselves against the virus'.

Emmanuel Macron
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French President Emmanuel Macron | Photo: AP/PTI

Raya Jalabi, Ryan Woo and Andrea Shalal | Reuters Brussels
Leaders of the 20 biggest economies on Saturday vowed to ensure a fair distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, drugs and tests around the world and do what was needed to support poorer countries struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

"We will spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members' commitments to incentivize innovation," the leaders said in a draft G20 communique seen by Reuters. "We recognise the role of extensive immunization as a global public good."

The twin crises of the pandemic and an uneven, uncertain global recovery dominated the first day of a

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First Published: Nov 22 2020 | 7:20 AM IST

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