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President Moon says S. Korea willing to share COVID-19 response model with world Updated: 2020-03-27 17:07:25 KST

President Moon Jae-in says South Korea seeks to share its successful COVID-19 response model with the international community.
Speaking at the first-ever "virtual" meeting of the G20 on Thursday, Moon introduced the country's testing and quarantine system based on the nation's principles of openness, transparency and democracy.
Seoul has been praised globally for its quarantine and treatment efforts, with over 80 countries having officially asked the South Korean government to export quarantine equipment.

President Moon stressed the need for the G20 to share clinical data and their quarantine experiences, as well as cooperate on vaccine development.
He also highlighted the need to use all possible means to adopt expansionary policies in light of the economic fallout. as well as to allow some cross-border exchanges.

"President Moon proposed that nations seek ways to allow for the travel of essential people such as scientists, medical professionals and business people to the extent it does not undermine the quarantine efforts of each country."

The video conference was arranged as COVID-19 entangles the world.
There have been more than 530-thousand confirmed cases globally and the death toll tops 24-thousand.

In a joint declaration, the G20 leaders said they will be injecting over five trillion U.S. dollars into the global economy, and vowed to do "whatever it takes" to overcome the pandemic.
They pledged to spare no efforts to protect people, especially the most vulnerable as well as to take aggressive fiscal measures to minimize the impact on the global economy especially disruptions to trade and global supply chains.
The leaders also agreed to coordinate health measures and lend a helping hand to all countries in need.

The G20 members say they will work together and share all relevant information and data to tackle COVID-19, and they called on the health, finance and trade ministers of each nation to establish a global initiative on pandemic preparedness and response.

Seoul's top office said that the meeting led to concrete action plans against COVID-19 and that President Moon's proposal was reflected.

"It said that the trade ministers of G20 nations will meet next week to assess the negative impact on global trade and seek ways to permit overseas travel of investors and business people.
Kim Min-ji, Arirang News."
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