G-20 leaders vow to cooperate on COVID-19 as virus surges in US, Europe

2020-11-23 22:30:43
G-20 leaders vow to cooperate on COVID-19 as virus surges in US, Europe

Leaders of the world’s major economies on Sunday urged strenuous efforts to combat the coronavirus and revive the global economy as coronavirus infections and deaths surge across the U.S. and Europe.

U.S. President Donald Trump attended portions of the two-day summit that was held virtually because of the pandemic, but didn’t appear for the closing remarks.

The U.S. on Sunday reported a 12th straight day of record hospitalizations. It has recorded more than 12 million confirmed Covid-19 cases in total, more than any other country. More than 256,000 Americans have died from the disease this year.

In Europe, countries have reimposed restrictions on daily life and their economies as the virus has spread to older people from younger age groups amid the pandemic’s second wave in the region.

Public health experts worried that the surge will only worsen, as millions of Americans prepared to travel and congregate in family groups for Thanksgiving celebrations, despite warnings that they stay home to avoid spreading the disease.

The United States surpassed 12 million COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as the nation’s death toll climbed to more than 255,000 since the pandemic began.

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