OREANDA-NEWS. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) to lift sanctions that impede the delivery of food, medical goods and basic essentials amid the spread of coronavirus. This is a time of solidarity, not isolation, he wrote in a letter to the G20 members.

In addition, Guterres emphasized that a wartime plan is needed to combat the disease. He noted that the G20 leadership has an exceptional opportunity to take a step forward with a powerful response to the various threats connected with the epidemic.

Earlier it was reported that the G20 summit, which the Saudi authorities plan to convene online, will be held on March 26. The theme of the conversation is coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic.