WHO chief urges G20 to boost production of protective gear against virus

WHO chief urges G20 to boost production of protective gear against virus

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) told the Group of 20 wealthy nations on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is "accelerating at an exponential rate" and urged them to ramp up production of protective gear for health workers. "We call on all of your nations to increase production, remove export bans and ensure equity of distribution", Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, told G20 leaders, according to a text of his speech made public by the U.N. agency.

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