On Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations to make a commitment to vaccinate the entire world against Covid-19 by the end of 2022 when they meet in Britain next week. This was reported by Reuters.
“Vaccinating the world by the end of next year would be the single greatest feat in medical history. I’m calling on my fellow G7 leaders to join us to end this terrible pandemic and pledge we will never allow the devastation wreaked by coronavirus to happen again,” Johnson said in a statement.
Leaders of Germany, France, the United States, Italy, Japan, the European Union and Canada will join Johnson for the three-day summit in Cornwall, southwest England, which begins on Friday. It will be the first overseas trip for U.S. President Joe Biden since he took office in January.
While the richest nations have been vaccinating large numbers of their populations, many poorer countries have not had the same access to vaccines. And health experts have warned that unless more Covid shots were donated, the virus will continue to spread and mutate.
As we reported earlier, over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors confirmed 937 new cases of Covid-19, including 50 children and 28 healthcare workers.
994 people have been taken to hospitals during this period; 42 patients deceased, and 4,516 recovered. 32,269 tests have been taken.