Cleveland Police assist in policing the G7 summit in Cornwall

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AS world leaders gather in Cornwall for the G7 summit police forces from around the country are lending assistance for the event.

Officers from Cleveland Police have been helping keep the leaders of the seven richest democracies safe while at the summit.

A spokesperson from Cleveland Police said: “As with all large scale events we, alongside other Forces from across the UK, have offered assistance to the policing operation around the G7 summit.”

The group of seven leading industrialised nations are expected to collectively agree to provide a billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine in an effort to end the pandemic in 2022.

The leaders – including US President Joe Biden – will spend the day discussing issues including the pandemic before a lavish reception at the Eden Project attended by the Queen.

At the summit, which runs until Sunday, the leaders of the UK, US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy will pledge at least a billion coronavirus vaccine doses to the world through dose sharing and financing.

Mr Biden has already promised to donate half a billion Pfizer vaccines for 92 low and lower-middle income countries and the African Union.

Under the Prime Minister’s plan, the UK will provide five million doses by the end of September, with 25 million more by the end of 2021.

They will also set out a plan to expand vaccine manufacturing in order to achieve that goal.

The Prime Minister will ask the group to encourage pharmaceutical companies to adopt the Oxford-AstraZeneca model of providing vaccines at cost price for the duration of the pandemic.

Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have already pledged to share 1.3 billion doses on a non-profit basis with developing countries.

The response to the pandemic is one of the main themes of the summit, which is taking place amid tight security, both against criminal threats but also the risk posed by the virus.

Those attending, including the world leaders, will be tested regularly while the size of delegations and the number of press in attendance will be limited compared with previous summits.

There are no plans for the Prime Minister to shake hands with his counterparts and social distancing will be maintained during set piece events.

He will hold meetings with Japan’s Yoshihide Suga, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Italy’s Mario Draghi.

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Written by bourbiza

Bourbiza Mohamed. Writer and Political Discourse Analysis.


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