A joint letter from the World Health Organization and private business to the G-20 leaders on the response to COVID 19 and its economic fallout raises concerns.
The letter dated 23 March signed by the WHO Director-General, the Secretary-General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Saudi Arabia chair of Business 20 (B20), a private sector grouping of G-20 was addressed to the G20 Heads of State and Government prior to their virtual summit on the. The letter states that COVID 19 and its economic fallout “have a potentially massive impact on the health sector and especially on the poor and vulnerable, requiring important investments in social protection schemes”. It also states that co-ordinated global action is necessary to support national priorities announced by many G-20 countries.
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