Putin called on G20 leaders to jointly develop a vaccine against coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that the G20 leaders conduct joint research on the creation of a vaccine against coronavirus. The speech of the head of state on Thursday, March 26, was published on the Kremlin website.

“I believe that today’s efforts of the World Health Organization should be aimed at identifying hidden coronavirus epidemics in countries where testing is not possible. Joint research between our countries could also seriously accelerate the development of vaccines and drugs,” he said.

The President also noted that countries cannot afford to act on the principle of “everyone for himself”. The current crisis, he said, “will have an impact on global development, and for a long time.

Earlier Thursday it was reported that the countries participating in the G20 summit adopted a final statement. According to the document, the G20 countries agreed to do everything possible to overcome the coronavirus pandemic.