G7 pledges 1bln COVID-19 doses, UK PM Johnson says

Either directly or through funding to COVAX


CARBIS BAY, England- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday the Group of Seven rich nations had pledged to provide one billion COVID-19 vaccinations to help poorer countries vaccinate their populations.

"A week ago, I asked my fellow leaders to help in preparing and providing the doses we need to vaccinate the whole world by the end of 2022," Johnson told reporters. "I'm very pleased to announce that this weekend leaders have pledged over 1 billion doses either directly or through funding to COVAX."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; writing by Michael Holden; editing by William James) ((michael.holden@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 3213; Reuters Messaging: michael.holden.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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