Famous G7 asked to donate anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries

Famous G7 asked to donate anti-Covid vaccines to poor countries

UNITED NATIONS, United States, 8 June 2021 (AFP) – Several celebrities, including singer Katy Perry and former football player David Beckham, have asked the G7 to share vaccines against COVID-19 in Britain this weekend Do it. poorest country.

Entertainment and sports personalities have sent an open letter to the G7 governments (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, the United States and Japan), requesting that they allocate at least 20% of the vaccine stock. Do it. poor nation between June and August, which equates to 150 million doses.

“The world has spent a year and a half fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, but the virus continues to spread to many countries and produce new forms, with the risk of taking us back to where we started,” Celebrity letters say.

“That means more school closures, more interruptions to medical care and more economic consequences, which threaten the futures of families and children everywhere,” the text said.

Signatories, which include several UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, include Liam Neeson, Orlando Bloom, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Whoopi Goldberg.

The letter was also signed by sports stars such as singers Katy Perry and Angelique Kidjo and Sergio Ramos, pilot Fernando Alonso and tennis player Andy Murray.

The G7 summit will take place in the UK from Friday.

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