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26 March 2020 16:35

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G20 nations Thursday pledged a "united front" in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and said they were injecting $5 trillion into the global economy to counter the impact of the crisis. Calling for a concrete action plan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for reforming the World Health Organisation (WHO), sources said. "Combatting this pandemic calls for a transparent, robust, coordinated, large-scale and science-based global response in the spirit of solidarity," the G20 said in a statement after an emergency online summit. The group of 20 most industrialised nations said they were injecting over $5 trillion into the global economy "to counteract the social, economic and financial impacts of the pandemic". The group pledged to work swiftly with the IMF, the World Health Organization and regional banks to deploy a "robust" financial package to support developing nations.

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On the fight against the novel coronavirus, the leaders committed to a number of measures including sharing research and data, strengthening health systems, and expanding manufacturing capacity to meet demand for medical supplies. Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually on Thursday to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over 1.5 billion people into home isolation. The kingdom, which is presiding over the G20 this year, said it organized the extraordinary meeting to advance global efforts to tackle the pandemic and its economic implications as people lose their incomes amid closures, curfews and lockdowns. The meeting comes amid criticism that the world's wealthiest countries have not taken cohesive action to combat the virus or its economic impact on people around the world. The virtual summit will also include leaders from the World Health Organization, the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Labor Organization and others.

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Officials from Spain, Jordan, Singapore and Switzerland will also take part in the call, as well as chairs of regional bodies like the African Union, the Association of South-East Asian Nations and the Gulf Cooperation Council. The International Labor Organization says nearly 40 per cent of the world's population has no health insurance or access to national health services and that 55 per cent - or 4 billion people - do not benefit from any form of social protection whatsoever. It said the current health crisis makes clear that not nearly enough progress has been made by governments in the years since the 2008 financial crisis to expand access to health services, sickness benefits, and unemployment protection. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank IMF issued a call on G20 countries ahead of the Thursday's meeting, warning of severe economic and social consequences for developing countries, home to a quarter of the world's population and where most of the world's poorest people reside. Ethiopia's government told G20 finance ministers and Central Bank chiefs in a call ahead of Thursday's summit that Africa needs a $150 billion emergency financing package due to the impact of the virus.

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Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene for a virtual meeting to coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus. The kingdom, which is presiding over the G20 this year, said it organised the extraordinary meeting to advance global efforts to tackle the pandemic and its economic implications as people lose their incomes amid closures, curfews and lockdowns. The meeting comes amid criticism that the world's wealthiest countries have not taken cohesive action to combat the virus or its economic impact on people around the world. The global death toll from the new coronavirus, which causes an illness called Covid-19, has climbed past 21,000 with the number of infections surpassing 472,000, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The virtual summit will also include leaders from the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, International Labour Organisation and others.

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CCTV footage showed the Manchester rapper being hit by a car as he rode a quad bike through the streets of Bury The Manchester rapper Bugzy Malone, AKA Aaron Davis, has been seriously injured after his motorbike hit a car on the streets of Bury. Further video shot by a pedestrian and posted to social media shows Davis lying on the road bleeding from the face, then being tended to by paramedics and taken to hospital. A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police told the Guardian: "Shortly before 9.20pm last night, police were called to Rochdale Road, Bury to reports of a collision involving an Audi car and a quad bike. Emergency services attended and the driver of the quad bike – a 29-year-old man – was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment. Three brothers have described the moment they came to the aid of Bugzy Malone after they found him injured following a quad bike crash.

Grime star Bugzy Malone, whose real name is Aaron Davis, was reportedly injured in a collision on Rochdale Road, in Bury, on Wednesday night. A number of reports on social media suggested Bugzy Malone was the rider of the quad bike. Images taken from the scene show a badly damaged quad bike, alongside a smashed up Audi A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 9.20pm last night, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, police were called to Rochdale Road, Bury to reports of a collision involving an Audi car and a quadbike. "Emergency services attended and the driver of the quadbike – a 29-year-old man – was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment. A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called to Rochdale Road at 9.19pm yesterday to reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles.

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