In view of the Corona crisis, the United States has announced a global summit to fight the pandemic for May.

The summit should take place virtually on May 12, the White House announced on Monday.

The meeting will be chaired, among others, by the United States and Germany as the current G-7 chair, and G-20 chair Indonesia.

"The summit will redouble our collective efforts to end the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for future health threats," it said in a statement.

"The emergence and spread of new variants such as Omicron have underscored the need for a strategy to combat Covid-19 globally."

This is the second global meeting on the corona pandemic that broke out two years ago.

US President Joe Biden held a similar summit last September, urging partners to stock up on vaccines and ensure that at least 70 percent of the world's population is vaccinated by September of this year.

Although the rise in the number of deaths has slowed around the world, the virus continues to spread.

For this reason, restrictions still apply in many countries.

China is currently battling the worst wave since the pandemic began.