The G20 countries pledged more than $ 21 billion to combat the Corona virus, according to a statement issued by the group in the early hours of yesterday.
"The Group of Twenty, and the invited countries, have led global efforts to support the fight against the Corona virus pandemic, which has resulted, to date, in pledges of more than $ 21 billion to support global health financing," the statement said.
"These contributions will be allocated to diagnostic tools, vaccines, therapies and research and development work," the statement added.
In April, the group called on all countries, NGOs, charitable foundations, and the private sector to help bridge a financial gap of more than eight billion dollars to combat the "Covid-19" pandemic.
Saudi Arabia, which currently chairs the G20, has pledged $ 500 million to support global efforts to combat the pandemic. She said that she will allocate $ 150 million to the Alliance for Epidemic Preparation, $ 150 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and $ 200 million to other competent international and regional health and international organizations and programs.
At least 391,108 people worldwide died from Covid-19, and more than 6.68 million people were infected with the emerging coronavirus, after the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in early December.
Saudi Arabia, which currently chairs the G20, has pledged $ 500 million to support global efforts to combat the "pandemic".