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Nov. 22 Covid updates: G-20 leaders discuss post-coronavirus world as U.S. cases top 12 million

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies are holding a two-day virtual meeting via video-conference due to the pandemic.
A medical staff member takes nasal swabs at a school set up as a COvid-19 testing facility in Bolzano, northern Italy on Nov. 20, 2020.Antonio Calanni / AP

Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies continued to discuss how to distribute vaccines, drugs and tests around the world on Sunday, so that poorer countries are not left out as nations look for ways to manage a post-coronavirus recovery.

The two-day virtual meeting via video-conference due to the pandemic began Saturday under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia, which holds the rotating presidency of the G-20 until the end of November.

The United States topped 12 million Covid-19 cases on Saturday, according to NBC News' tally. The total number of deaths is 255,567.

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