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G20 says it will strive for fair global access to Covid-19 vaccine

The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre of a two-day summit under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia

A man stands next to a board with the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers logo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Reuters
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A man stands next to a board with the G20 Meeting of Finance Ministers logo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo: Reuters

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Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies vowed on Sunday to spare no effort to supply Covid-19 drugs, tests and vaccines affordably and fairly to "all people", reflecting worries that the pandemic could deepen global divisions between rich and poor.

The pandemic and prospects of an uneven and uncertain economic recovery were at the centre of a two-day summit under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia, which will hand the G20 presidency to Italy next month.

"The Covid-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact in terms of lives lost, livelihoods and economies affected, is an unparalleled shock that has revealed vulnerabilities in our preparedness

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First Published: Nov 22 2020 | 10:56 PM IST

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