SA: President Ramaphosa appeals to G20 leaders for COVID-19 vaccine

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to leaders of the G20 nations ;to ensure that all countries have access to the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

Speaking at the first session of the virtual G20 summit, hosted by Saudi Arabia, the President says there appears to be consensus in the G20 that access to an effective COVID-19 vaccine should be universal, fair and equitable.

The two-day summit will focus on international efforts to develop a global response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and help restore global economies.

Pharmaceutical companies and research centres around the world are working on potential COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants.

SABC

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