Queen Elizabeth joins G7 leaders for family photo
The so-called ‘Carbis Bay Declaration‘ will see the UK create a new animal vaccine centre aimed at preventing future diseases crossing from creatures to humans.
The declaration will incorporate the recommendations of expert findings, which highlight that the first 100 days after the identification of an epidemic threat are crucial to preventing it from becoming a pandemic.
The 95-year-old monarch joked with the presidents and prime ministers during a “family photo” following an evening reception at the Eden Project last night.
Vigil held for lives lost to Covid on first night of summit
A vigil has been held on the first night of the G7 Summit to mark the lives lost during the coronavirus pandemic
About 30 people gathered near Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, on Friday night to remember the 3.7 million people who have died during the outbreak, at an event organised by a coalition of 75 charities called Crack the Crises.
“It was important for us to remember the people who died from coronavirus at the end of the day, particularly as members of the G7 have not shown the ambition necessary to make sure more people don’t lose their lives,” Kirsty McNeill, a spokesperson for the coalition, told PA.
“We’re calling for the G7 to share patents, share the doses urgently, by the end of this summer, and we need them to share the bill.
“We’ve estimated it costs between 50 and 66 billion dollars to vaccinate the world, that is what they’ve said they want to do, so in the next 24 hours we need a global vaccine financing plan.”
Conrad Duncan12 June 2021 08:06
G7 leaders come together with plan to prevent future pandemics
Leaders of the world’s major democratic powers have agreed to work together to stamp out future pandemics within 100 days following the Covid crisis.
Officials from the UK, US, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan will launch the “Carbis Bay Declaration” on Saturday, committing to a series of measures to prevent a repeat of the chaos of 2020.
Our political editor, Andrew Woodcock, has the full story below:
Conrad Duncan12 June 2021 07:54
Hello and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the G7 summit in Cornwall today.
Conrad Duncan12 June 2021 07:44