G20 Health ministers will speak by video conference on April 19. This is to address the impact of the new coronavirus on the global health sector and society; the Saudi G20 secretariat said on Monday.
The meeting follows last month's virtual meeting of G20 leaders, who tasked the health ministers with sharing national best practices and developing a set of urgent actions for the G20 to jointly combat the pandemic.
More than 1.8 million people got the infection of the novel coronavirus globally; 115,242 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
Infections spread to more than 210 countries and territories since identifying the first cases in China in December 2019.