Indonesia hosts G20 health ministers meeting

Health ministers from the Group of 20 countries have met in Indonesia to discuss how to fight infectious diseases in the future.

Around 130 people from the G20 members and other countries and bodies, including the World Health Organization, took part in the partially online meeting.

They discussed creating a fund to prevent and deal with global outbreaks of new infectious diseases.

The participants also discussed creating a common global system to read QR codes that would serve as proof of vaccination. The system aims to make international travel easier.

Indonesia is set to host a series of G20 foreign ministers meetings and a meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors next month. But rifts have deepened among G20 members over the participation of Russia as the country continues its military invasion of Ukraine.