Health Ministers in the G20 countries said Sunday they were ready to take any additional measures that would help in containing the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The ministers, in a virtual meeting chaired by Saudi Arabia to coordinate efforts against the virus, said the well-being of people was the prime objective of all measures aimed at preserving global health security and alleviating social and economic impacts.

The ministers discussed the exchange of national expertise to curb the spread of the coronavirus, state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

They discussed means of boosting international medical systems through know-how and improving response measures against pandemics.

The ministers called for utilizing digital solutions to confront the coronavirus and possible future pandemics, and in how to maintain the safety of patients.

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