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Trump, G7 Leaders Pledge ‘Whatever Is Necessary’ to Fight Virus

March 16, 2020, 5:29 PM

Leaders of the Group of Seven said they will do “whatever is necessary” to ensure a globally coordinated response to the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout.

In a joint statement released Monday, the leaders said they would marshal the full power of their governments to coordinate public health measures, restore confidence in the economy, support global trade and investment, and encourage cooperation in scientific research.

The leaders also told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that they hope he can proceed with the Summer Olympics, according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.

“They all want to do whatever ...