RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Leaders of the world’s major economies on Sunday urged strenuous efforts to combat the coronavirus and revive the global economy after a two-day summit that was held virtually because of the pandemic.
President Trump—who is campaigning to overturn his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden even though there is no evidence of widespread irregularities—attended portions of the event, but didn’t appear for the closing remarks.
The U.S. on Sunday reported a 12th straight day of record hospitalizations. It has recorded more than 12 million confirmed Covid-19 cases in total, more than any other country. More than 256,000 Americans have died from the disease this year.
In a communiqué, the leaders of the group of 20 major economies pledged unanimously “to spare no effort to protect lives, provide support with a special focus on the most vulnerable, and put our economies back on the path to restoring growth, and protecting and creating jobs for all.”
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