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G20 leaders call for worldwide coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic

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G20 leaders call for worldwide coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic

G20 leaders call for worldwide coordinated response to COVID-19 pandemic

World leaders at the first virtual G20 summit, hosted this year by Saudi Arabia, called for COVID-19 vaccines for all countries and globally coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic.


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