New appeal to Britain to help deploy Covid jabs around the world

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Oris Johnson came under increasing cross-party pressure on Monday for Britain to step up efforts to strike the world against Covid-19.

They urged Mr Johnson to show greater leadership in the fight against the virus, stressing that it was the ‘right thing to do’ to help poorer countries, often with limited health systems, and reduce the risk of emergence and importation of a more lethal variant. UK.

Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell told The Standard: “It is clearly in our national interest to do more to immunize poor countries with historic ties to the UK.

“That way we will show leadership and other G7 countries will follow our example.”

Justine Greening, who succeeded Mr. Mitchell, underlined: “Protecting yourself means a comprehensive vaccination strategy at home but also internationally, especially for countries with much less capacity for care than ours. ”

She added: “In the weeks and months to come, it is important that the government step up its actions to address the current international challenge of Covid. “

New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is accompanying Mr Johnson on his trip to the United States, has signaled that the government needs to push for a stronger united response to the pandemic.

She tweeted: “Arrived in New York for # UNGA76. The main focus of @UN this week will be: To discuss our approach to building strong partnerships in global security, diplomacy and economics.

A government spokesperson added, “We have pledged to donate 100 million doses by June 2022 and have already delivered over nine million doses to developing countries in Africa and Asia.

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