March 17, 2020

G7 leaders pledge to do 'whatever is necessary' to combat COVID-19

By Richard Fontaine

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations have described the COVID-19 pandemic as a human tragedy that poses major risks for the world economy.

The leaders of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, and Japan held an emergency video summit overnight, pledging to do "whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response".

The latest figures show coronavirus has now killed more than 6,500 people worldwide.

CNAS CEO Richard Fontaine joins RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly to discuss.

Listen to the full conversation on ABC Radio.

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