PM Modi to participate in Second Global Covid Virtual Summit on May 12


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on May 12, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday. According to the MEA, the Prime Minister has received an invitation from US President Joe Biden for the Second Global Covid Virtual Summit.

The PM will deliver his remarks in the Opening Session of the Summit on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’, the MEA notification said.

 

 

”Global Covid summit intends to galvanise new actions to address pandemic challenges, build stronger global health security architecture,” the MEA said.

The White House and its partners had announced earlier that a second Global Covid-19 Summit will be held on May 12. The upcoming summit aims to bolster cooperation to end the pandemic and prepare for future health threats.

“The emergence and spread of new variants, like Omicron, have reinforced the need for a strategy aimed at controlling Covid-19 worldwide,” a White House release said earlier.

The summit will build on efforts and commitments made at the first global summit in September, including getting more people vaccinated, sending tests and treatments to highest-risk populations, expanding protections to health care workers and generating financing for pandemic preparedness, the statement read.

Last year in September, PM Modi had participated in the first virtual Covid-19 summit in the United States. Addressing the summit, the PM said that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption and it is not yet over. 

PM Modi also hailed US President Joe Biden’s announcement to distribute half a million doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots among low and lower-middle-income countries. 

 

 





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