Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi participates in Emergency Virtual G20 Summit on COVID-19
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday participated in Emergency Virtual G20 Summit on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday through video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday participated in Emergency Virtual G20 Summit on the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday through video conferencing. In an unprecedented move, the conference has been named G-20 Virtual and is being chaired by Saudi Arabia. It is expected that an action plan will be prepared to fight coronavirus spread.
— DD News (@DDNewslive) March 26, 2020
— G20 Saudi Arabia (@g20org) March 26, 2020
King Salman called for an effective and coordinated response to COVID19 pandemic and restore confidence in the global economy in his opening remark at the Extraordinary G-20 Virtual Summit.
King Salman at the G20 Virtual Summit, said, "This human crisis requires a global response. The world counts on us to come together and cooperate in order to face this challenge."
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi tweeted that the G-20 is going to play an important role in facing the COVID-19 threat. It is believed that in the meeting there will be an effective discussion on how to prevent the spread of coronavirus and the measures to mitigate its effect.
The #G20 has an important global role to play in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to productive discussions tomorrow at the #G20VirtualSummit, being coordinated by the Saudi G20 Presidency. @g20org @KingSalman
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 25, 2020
Prime Minister Modi said that he is expecting an effective and beneficial discussion on this issue.
During the G-20 meeting, a wide-ranging discussion on the treatment of coronavirus is also likely to take place. The member countries may also discuss and announce a package to deal with the crisis.
Currently, over 195 countries are affected by the coronavirus. According to data from the John Hopkins University, 4,38,000 people worlwide have been infected with this disease, and the death toll has crossed 20,000.
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