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General News of Thursday, 2 July 2020

Source: GNA

Business community calls for intensive fight against coronavirus

Experts in business, education, health and international relations have called on countries to cooperate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

They said to confront the ravages of COVID-19, countries needed to tackle the virus strategically en masse and forge synergies in the collective fight against the global pandemic.

This was in a statement issued at the end of a week-long International Digital Summit with representation from Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday.

It said discussions focused on what countries were experiencing as a result of the pandemic and the need to protect citizens in the current situation and future outbreaks.

The virtual summit laid out recommendations to shape the new norm as it had brought unplanned and unpredictable change in global economic, political and social spheres.

It underscored the need for constructive international cooperation as the best way out of the crisis.

The statement said the pandemic had exposed the contradictions of the modern world and that cooperation was the best way forward to help in achieving balance through information sharing, best practices, and cooperation.

Touching on sustainable development, the statement called on countries to actively promote energy efficiency and conservation by adopting a multi-pronged approach to development, including the adoption of new technologies and innovations.

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