A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: G20 agrees to debt freeze for poorest countries amid pandemic

  • Repayments paused for one year as world’s largest economies reiterate pledge to deploy ‘all available policy tools’ to deal with crisis
  • Poorer nations face heaviest burden as they do not have spending power to deal with treatment and economic fallout from lockdowns

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
A person wearing a mask walks outside the IMF headquarters in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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