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    Monday, February 03, 2020, 11:10
    Germany's Spahn: G7 seeking unified approach to coronavirus
    By Reuters
    Monday, February 03, 2020, 11:10 By Reuters

    German Health Minister Jens Spahn speaks on Jan 28, 2020 in Berlin during a press conference on the situation after a German man contracted the novel coronavirus. (ODD ANDERSEN / AFP)

    FRANKFURT - The Group of Seven are seeking a unified procedure to tackle the novel coronavirus, German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Sunday.

    They agreed that isolated approaches were less likely to succeed against the global risks posed by the virus, the spokesman said

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    A spokesman for the Health Ministry confirmed that Spahn had told reporters that he had spoken to US Health Secretary Alex Azar to look for a joint approach and they had agreed to hold a conference all among G7 countries.

    They agreed that isolated approaches were less likely to succeed against the global risks posed by the virus, the spokesman said.

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    In addition to Germany and the United States, the G7 also includes France, Italy, Japan, Canada and Britain.

    Germany on Sunday said it had 10 confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

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