Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization supported the decision to create the international treaty that helps the world to solve future emergency situations such as coronavirus pandemic as Reuters reported.
The idea of such a treatment that would provide universal and equal access to the vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for pandemics was expressed by President of the European Council Charles Michel at the G20 summit in November 2020.
Currently, he has received official support from the leaders of Fiji, Portugal, Romania, Britain, Rwanda, Kenya, France, Germany, Greece, Korea, Chile, Costa Rica, Albania, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, the Netherlands, Tunisia, Senegal, Spain, Norway, Serbia, Indonesia, Ukraine and the WHO.
The main goal of such a treaty is to enhance the world’s resistance to future pandemics through better alert systems, data sharing, research and the production and distribution of vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and personal protective equipment.
“There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies. No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat alone. We believe that nations should work together towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response,” the leaders stated.
The treaty will also state that the health of people, animals and the planet all connected and should lead to shared responsibility, transparency and cooperation globally.
As we reported, India detected a new “double mutant variant” of the novel coronavirus, the health ministry said, adding to concern as the government struggles with the highest single-day tally of new infections and deaths this year.
Besides, Minister of Health of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov stated that the high mortality rate from Covid-19 is associated with the UK mutation, which now prevails in the country.