G20 contributes over US$21 bln to fight COVID-19

These pledges will be directed towards diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and research and development for the benefit of all.

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G20 members and invited countries have contributed more than US$21 billion to fight COVID-19.

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"The G20, with invited countries, has coordinated the global efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, G20 members and invited countries have pledged over US$21 billion to support funding in global health," reads a press released published on June 6, according to the Ukrainian-language service of Germany's Deutsche Welle (DW).

These pledges will be directed towards diagnostics, vaccines, therapeutics, and research and development for the benefit of all.

"Contributions support national, regional, and global emergency and preparedness response. G20 members and invited countries have also significantly invested in humanitarian efforts and strengthening health systems in low-income countries," it said.

As many as 6,797,633 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 19:33 on June 6, according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The overall death toll is 396,388 people, while 2,784,210 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

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