G20 Countries Want to Mitigate Impact of Coronavirus on Economy


The G20 countries intend to make efforts to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global economy, said Mohammed al-Jadaan, the Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during the G20 summit in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

“The G20 is ready to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on the global economy. The G20 has agreed to continue monitoring the risks (distribution – ed.) Of the coronavirus,” Al-Jadiyaan quoted Al-Arabiya as saying.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have found that the causative agent of the disease is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-2019.

The victims of the new coronavirus in China have already become 2442 people, more than 22.8 thousand were cured. Outside of China, according to WHO on Saturday, the number of infections exceeded 1,400 in 28 countries.