UNGA president calls for 'fair access’ to virus vaccine

UNGA president calls for
# 03 December 2020 19:40 (UTC +04:00)

The Turkish president of the 75th UN General Assembly said Thursday that "fair access" to a coronavirus vaccine is vital, during opening remarks at a COVID-19 summit, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Volkan Bozkir emphasized the effectiveness of the vaccine depends on the vaccination of large segments of the globe.

More than 100 world leaders and high-ranking officials gathered for the two-day special session to discuss a global response to the pandemic.

More than 64.4 million cases and nearly 1.5 million fatalities have been recorded globally, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.