G20 leaders throw $5 trillion at coronavirus pandemic
G20 leaders Thursday agreed they would inject $5 trillion into the global economy to counter the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
They also pledged a “united front” in the fight against the pandemic, after an emergency online summit, chaired by King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
“Combatting this pandemic calls for a transparent, robust, coordinated, large-scale and science-based global response in the spirit of solidarity,” the leaders said in a statement.
“We are strongly committed to presenting a united front against this common threat.
“The magnitude and scope of this response will get the global economy back on its feet and set a strong basis for the protection of jobs and the recovery of growth,” the statement said.