In an impassioned speech to the Heads of State at today's G20 Leaders' Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, called on the world to unite in the fight against COVID-19.
Read his full statement below, along with the G20 statement on COVID-19.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, addressed Heads of State at today's extraordinary G20 Leaders' Summit focused on COVID-19.
He told them, "You have come together to confront the defining health crisis of our time: We are at war with a virus that threatens to tear us apart - if we let it."
He welcomed the G20's initiative to find joint solutions and work together: "This is a global crisis that requires a global response."
"Fight, unite, ignite"
G20 Statement on COVID-19 at Extraordinary Leaders Summit in Geneva
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