Johnson to use G7 presidency to promote pandemic prevention plan

Saturday, 26. September 2020 17:27

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that he intends to use the G7 presidency for a promotion a five-point plan for future pandemic outbreaks.

"We in the UK are going to work with our friends, we’re going to use our G7 presidency next year to create a new global approach to health security based on a five-point plan to protect humanity against another pandemic," Johnson disclosed at the United Nations General Assembly.

Johnson emphasized the importance of international cooperation and in case of a new outbreak the countries should "cancel any tariffs on the vital tools of our struggle: gloves, protective equipment, thermometers and other COVID-critical products."

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