Charities gathered to memorialize those who died as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
On the first night of the G7 Summit, a vigil was held to commemorate the lives lost during the coronavirus outbreak.
A group of about 30 people gathered outside Pendennis Castle in Falmouth to memorialize the 3.7 million people who perished as a result of the pandemic.
The figure “3,700,000” was made from cut-out pieces of wood and lined with electrical tea lights on the ground.
To memorialize those who died, the mourners gave readings, placed more tea lights to the display, and stood in silence for a few seconds.
Crack the Crises, a network of 75 nonprofits, organized the vigil.
Edwin Ikhuoria, 47, is the African executive director of The One Campaign, an organization that assisted in the event’s planning.
The vigil was “solemn and weird,” he said.
“The basic argument is that 3.7 million people have died as a result of the pandemic. He told the PA news agency, “They are not just a number, they are human people.”
“We want to draw attention to the fact that the pandemic cannot continue indefinitely because lives are still being lost.
“We want world authorities to understand that the longer this pandemic continues, the more lives will be lost. They must act quickly to put a stop to it.”
“It was vital for us to remember the people who died from coronavirus at the end of the day, particularly when members of the G7 have not demonstrated the ambition necessary to ensure that more people do not lose their lives,” Kirsty McNeill, 41, a spokesman for Crack the Crises, told PA.
“We’re urging the G7 to share patents and dosage as soon as possible, by the end of the summer, and to split the expense.
“We believe it will cost between 50 and 66 billion dollars to vaccinate the entire world, which is what they have stated they want to do, so we need a worldwide vaccine finance plan in the next 24 hours.”