World leaders call pandemic ‘greatest test of solidarity in generations’
04 February 2021 | 9:00 am
In a joint statement, six world leaders including Angela Merkel issued an appeal for multilateralism, calling the coronavirus pandemic one of the biggest challenges of modern times, which endangers other recent progress.
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Travel plans are being disrupted around the world amid a surge in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. Airlines in the US, Australia and other countries have canceled hundreds of flights, citing the impact of omicron infections on employees and passengers.
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