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G-7 leaders vow to share best intelligence on coronavirus

Health and finance ministers to meet weekly online for coordinating response

President Donald Trump is seen in the Situation Room of the White House with his coronavirus response team in January. The president took part in the video conference with G-7 leaders from this room. (Photo courtesy of the White House)

NEW YORK -- Group of Seven leaders said they will "marshal the full power" of their governments in a coordinated response to COVID-19, after holding an emergency meeting online Monday.

"We are committed to doing whatever is necessary to ensure a strong global response through closer cooperation and enhanced coordination of our efforts," the leaders said in a joint statement after their first-ever virtual meeting, which U.S. President Donald Trump attended from the White House Situation Room.

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