ILO, WHO chiefs welcome G20 steps on COVID-19 fight

Anadolu Agency | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • The heads of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed G20 leaders’ commitment as a “first step” to the challenge created by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • The statement called on finance ministers and central bank governors to coordinate to develop a “G20 action plan” in response to the outbreak.
  • Stressing that the G20 countries will expand manufacturing capacity to meet the increasing need for medical supplies as well as making them widely available, the statement underlined the necessity of “urgent short-term actions” to step up global efforts to fight the coronavirus crisis.